Shopping for Cooking Equipment

Today I set out to do one of my favorite things – shop for cooking gadgets, equipment, supplies – stuff.  Although it was VERY cold here in Paris today, I was not going to let that deter me.  Admittedly, this shopping spree was tame in comparison to most in terms of the amount of “stuff” that I bought.  But, I’m here for a month and have plenty of time to fill another suitcase or two with cooking supplies that I can’t live without!

Financier - Almond Tart

I have watched the Chefs at Le Cordon Bleu use many items in the  kitchens.  Most of the equipment I’m very familiar with.  Some of the items they are using are new to me and I just had to have them!!  The school, being very helpful indeed, has a printed list of all the places in Paris they recommend such as libraries, dining, ice cream shops, patisseries, and… cooking utensils.  Thankfully, many of the places they recommend for cooking equipment are all near each other in the 1st arrondissement* near Les Halles – the center of Paris.

In the video blog below, I show you each of my exciting purchases.  I’m sure I’ll be blogging again with more purchases that I’ve made before I return to my own kitchen…

Enjoy!  Au Revoir!

* Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements which are neighborhoods basically defined by the postal codes.  You’ll hear people say, “I live in the 7th” or “that shop is located in the 15th.”