Tag Archives: french pastry

Washington, DC

When I got off the plane in Washington, DC on Sunday, I texted my friend Rachel. I was supposed to meet up with her to go to a friend’s birthday picnic in Virginia. I walked through Reagan Airport (pictured above), … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. It’s finally starting to feel like spring in St. Louis, and all I can say is, THANK GOODNESS. There were … Continue reading

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Le Gibassier

When I lived in France, I never saw gibassier at the bakery. It’s probably because I lived in northern France near Paris. Gibassier, or a buttery breakfast bread made with orange and anise, is more common in southern France near … Continue reading

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Blueberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is an under-appreciated French dessert, in my humble opinion. Maybe it’s appreciated more in France but in America, it doesn’t always get the face time it deserves. People are distracted by more popular French pastries like macarons and croissants. … Continue reading

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Like Home/Comme À La Maison

Like Home/Comme À La Maison is closed for construction this week and I miss them. So I figure now is as good a time as any for me to tell you about them. I read about Like Home right after … Continue reading

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Comet Coffee and Croissanterie

Sometimes in life, a pain au chocolat comes calling. When it does, always answer. That’s what happened to me this morning. I woke up after a weird night’s sleep and I thought about making a smoothie bowl for breakfast. My head … Continue reading

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Union Loafers and Chouquette

The corner of Tower Grove Ave and McRee is a dangerous one for me, not so much because of neighborhood safety but because of what it does to my wallet. Union Loafers, a bread baker, is on one side of … Continue reading

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