Solli said I must go to rue Cremieux,75012, just 18 minutes walk from my house thanks to Google Maps.
Paris has quite a few of these hidden enclaves. You feel you landed in a French country lane like Le Vieux Belleville and rue des Thermopolyes to name a few.
All exploring should include a little snacking no?
Paris By Mouth announced on Tuesday the 5 Great Paris-Brest to be found in Paris.
Fortunately Boulangerie BO, 85 bis rue de Charenton, 75012, #3 winner in the contest is just 15 minutes walk from rue Cremieux.
Baking choux at Jill Colonna's house on Tuesday makes tasting all choux obligatory doesn't it? Note the crumbly, crunchy topping on this delicious winner.
'Craquelin' is very popular these days in Paris patisseries.
Jill calls it 'crumble topping' made from salted butter, flour and light brown sugar.
It adds zing to the plainest choux surface.
Bear is Very fond of it.
The coffee pastry cream is nice too. Soon you can make your own when Jill's Teatime In Paris comes out in May/June.(page 72)
Back to exploring the 12th. Arom, 73 Avenue Ledru-Rollin, is a divine fleurist, perfect if you're getting married.
More wonderful tulips
I thought I'd give you a tulip painting demo in case you'd like to DIY.
I started out using a photograph, making a value study with the help of app My Sketch. I wasn't happy with any of these, so tossed them into the circular file.
Best to work from life directly,
Drawing the contours with a Japanese Pentel Waterbrush.
Then just adding loose washes of color
on top of color
I'm never satisfied so I redraw it again.
1st subscriber or renewer gets the demo.
Or the pinks or another tulip watercolor of your own.
Voila. Your turn.