Wednesday, April 23, 2008

crème de la crème

Someone, whose identity I won't reveal here,* requested more pictures of food. Solely to oblige her, I stopped by one of the local pâtisseries and took shots of some of the tastiest-looking treats. Feast your eyes on these nonpareils of Gallic goodness, then vote in the poll below.

For easy identification, the poll options are in the same order as the photos.


*But I will reveal it here. It was Antigone.











edited to add: I know (hiding face in shame) that the language of the poll is filled with typos. But I can't fix them without eliminating the existing votes. Sorry.

35 comments:

slouching mom said...

oh. my. god.

Tash said...

Not sure who I'm thanking here: Niobe, Antigone, or anon baker. Sigh.

Patti said...

*Drool*

This is why I could never go to Paris. I'd come back 50 lbs heavier.

Betty M said...

What I crave is a something I used to eat too many of when I lived in Switzerland - pastry base, whipped cream and on top vermicelles of marron glaces. But any of yours would do too!

loribeth said...

I think I gained a few pounds just looking at these photos!!

LAS said...

OOOOHHHHH, can I vote for all of them?

Lori said...

Way to get my salivary glands revved up first thing in the morning.

What do the French clerks think when you start taking all these photos of their food?

niobe said...

Lori: I bought a couple of macarons, then asked very politely if I could take pictures of their pastries extraordinaires, since, I explained, we had nothing like them in the US.

Sober Briquette said...

I knew I would overindulge when I finally got to France, but I never expected the pastries would be my downfall.

G said...

I think you should tour the world, take pictures in bakeries and publish a book. Seriously, best seller list.

ms. G said...

I can't choose just ONE! Can't we get them all and then share?

luna said...

I think I just wet my pants a little.

ok, are we voting based on which photo we like best, which description sounds the most delectable, or which one we'd eat first?

luna said...

oh, there's a term for this: food porn. but if you're thinking of starting a new blog, the name is already taken in many different forms. I already checked.

Beck said...

I would eat them all. Shameful, but true.

Amy said...

I think I need to go wipe up the drool that is all over my keyboard right now...

Julia said...

Aha! Me and the raspberries are in the lead.
Wait, is that a good thing? Shouldn't I want everyone else to pick other things?

Good thing it would be a very expensive trip to find that bakery, because these pictures are shaking my Passover zen.

Which Box said...

I see now why the rollerblades were packed.

Seriously, I'm a little bizarrely obsessed with your rollerblade offhand remark many many posts ago. Are you rollerblading much? Did others in your family bring their rollerblades? Are there lots of rollerbladers there? What do they wear? Do stick out as obviously American?

And further, why do I have the feeling that you actually don't eat much of these sweets? You're a food pusher, aren't you? (I don't know how you feel about emoticons, but I want to add a wink to that last question).

Magpie said...

What Julia said! There won't be enough raspberries for me!

Kami said...

Oh, I am dying here!

"Food porn" it is. More please.

niobe said...

Julia: Just to add to the torment of those of us avoiding leaven, stay tuned for my forthcoming post where I illustrate what happened when I talked a (kinda hot, in case you were wondering) French baker into letting me do an up-close-and-personal photo shoot of him and his, uh, baguette.

Maggie said...

Oh yum! I want some! Those photos are awesome!

Robyn said...

The other thing I absolutely adore about French pastisseries is the totally divine little packages they make to carry the food porn home. I once went to an exhibition of an artist who had recieved a government arts grant to go to Paris and collect these paper concoctions. How I wished I had thought of it first!

Amanda said...

Seriously, you are killing me here. It all looks so delicious, and you have a wonderful eye.

Sarah said...

i'm going to go slather butter and sugar on store bought bread and pretend it somehow measures up. dammit, and i was done for the night too! brushed teeth and everything...oh well

Christine said...

damn, now i have to wipe all the drool off my keyboard.

painted maypole said...

stop making me hungry, would you?

painted maypole said...

stop making me hungry, would you?

Lisa b said...

mmmmmm

Rachel said...

Yum.

It looks like you're having a fabulous time. I'm so glad.

Artblog said...

Such a tease!!!

How you doing?

XXX

m said...

It's kinda gross, but I think I drooled a little....

Dr. Grumbles said...

Great! Now I drooled all over the keyboard!

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Antigone said...

yum yum yum yum.

Anonymous said...

What I voted for was based totally on your photos. I usually go for chocolate first, second and third, followed by something non-chocolate. But your photos persuaded me otherwise...