Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Souvenir #10- Patisserie Viennoise

"Hello  Véronique and Delphine,
Thank you for bringing such lovely products to the Bay Area.  I always describe myself as "la plus grande Francophile du monde," and I really think it's true!  At last count, I have 23 Tours Eiffel in my house!
It's hard to pick my best souvenir of Paris, but I think it would have to be the cafe I used to frequent when I was a student at the Sorbonne in 1979 (long before you were born!).  It was called "Pâtisserie Viennoise," and had the most heavenly coffee and hot chocolate--with an enormous dollop of whipped cream, of course--plus "Viennoiseries" of every description.  I used to sit and write letters to my family on aérogrammes, happily sipping my chocolat viennois.  I went back many years later, and the same woman waited on me as in 1979.  I've gone by every time I've been to Paris since (~20 times), but it is never open when I am there.  Check it out on at 8 Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine."
Kim G., San Jose, CA

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Souvenir #9- Amora Mustard

"Two really, from the same trip.  First, my certificate of completion from L’ecole des Trois Ponts language school.  And, on the same trip, I fell in love with Amora Moutarde!  I brought some home, finished it and searched for more.  It’s how I found Saveurdujour!  Voila!"
Katie H., UT

Amora Mustard ("Moutarde Amora") is stronger than most American mustards. People use this Amora mustard to make a French vinaigrette or to give additional flavor to a piece of meat.