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Portraits de Producteurs

Portraits de Producteurs

by Jojo Frey July 27, 2014

I loved seeing this program throughout la Grande Epicerie. Currently, over thirty artisans are represented throughout the store. A sign with an image and short description of the producer is placed next to their respective item. Seeing the person behind the product makes you feel much more connected to your food and where it comes…  

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Paris Butter Hunt

Paris Butter Hunt

by Jojo Frey July 26, 2014

La Crémerie. A place of sheer joy for dairy-lovers, like myself. The other day, I traveled to La Grande Epicerie in search of the best butter in France. Entering la Crémerie, you are overwhelmed with choices of yogurt, creamy milk and butter. A wall of butter makes choosing that much more difficult. Of course, they…  

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La Boulangerie

La Boulangerie

by Jojo Frey July 24, 2014

La boulangerie francaise. What a beautiful sight. While I was living in Paris, one of my favorites bakeries was Secco on rue Jean-Nicot in the seventh arrondissement. Located in the heart of my university’s campus, Secco was an AUP favorite. Students were always carrying bright pink bags full of heavenly pastries, macarons and quiche. Whenever… 

 

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La Grande Epicerie

La Grande Epicerie

by Jojo Frey July 23, 2014

Shopping at La Grande Epicerie is an exquisite experience. A recent 18-month makeover has left the store sparkling new with a redesign that echoes the grands magasins of Paris. Customers navigate through different sections...

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La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie

by Jojo Frey July 18, 2014

I never thought about  how important a role butter plays in French culture. The French take pride in their butter. For most people, the taste of butter permeates their memories of France. Many think French butter is the best in the world. Naturally, the French do. Though Beurre d’Echiré is considered la crème de la… 

 

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Le beurre Bordier

Le beurre Bordier

by Jojo Frey July 17, 2014

Made by Jean-Yves Bordier, the famous fromager turned Maître de Beurre, this butter is one of the most heavenly I have ever tasted. One of the reasons beurre Bordier is so delicious is because it is a beurre de barratte. Beurre de barratte refers to a traditional butter-making process used in French dairies...

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