Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Baker, the Candlestick Maker.
I had been staying in the 7eme arrondissement for quite a while but it wasn’t until I visited again with my two brothers that I discovered Boulangerie Poujauran on rue Jean-Nicot. Even though Jean-Luc Poujauran sold his bakery to pâtisserie Stéphane Secco a few years ago, it is absolutely worth a visit for great breads and pâtisserie. I usually buy one or two small sandwiches made on fresh-out-the-oven, very chewy baguette to bring on the plane to help cushion the blow of airline cuisine. My brother also loves the canelé, a specialty of the Bordeaux region with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. He thinks it tastes like bees wax. I guess its when the Baker meets the Candlestick maker.