Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media-summary.php on line 77

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media-summary.php on line 87
I do all my kitchen shopping in Paris. | CoMo Homestead
Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/post-template.php on line 284

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/post-template.php on line 284

Warning: Use of undefined constant blog_id - assumed 'blog_id' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/header.php on line 40

Warning: Use of undefined constant blog_id - assumed 'blog_id' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/single.php on line 5

Warning: Use of undefined constant blog_id - assumed 'blog_id' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/single.php on line 5
Highly specialized French crêpe spreader (ie, a flat piece of wood on a stick)Highly specialized French crêpe spreader (ie, a flat piece of wood on a stick)
Lames for slashing breadLames for slashing bread
Parisian souvenirsParisian souvenirs
  • Highly specialized French crêpe spreader (ie, a flat piece of wood on a stick)
  • Lames for slashing bread
  • Parisian souvenirs

Obviously.

(Not really.)

It’s starting to feel that way, though. Last year I visited Dehillerin in Paris and bought bannetons. This year I just happened to be in the neighbourhood (no, really), so I stopped by for a few coveted items.

1) A lame (pronounced lahm). A lame is the traditional tool for slashing artisanal bread. It is essentially a glorified razor blade on a stick (if I can be so irreverent), but from what I have read it makes a big difference in your ability to make the scores look nice.

The lames at Dehillerin were the disposable kind and cheap (just over 2 euros), so I picked up three. If I like them I will probably invest in a non-disposable variety with changeable blades.

2) A crêpe spreader. I saw one of these babies in action in Burlington, Vermont at the Skinny Pancake (if you’re in the area, you MUST go!), and was so impressed by the simplicity of the technique that I wanted to have one. In Vermont I saw the T-shaped variety, while the one I picked up in Paris was more of the squeegee-shaped kind. I’m anxious to try it out. Now I just need a crêpe pan…

2 Responses to “I do all my kitchen shopping in Paris.”


  1. Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg() in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/includes/theme-comments.php:52 Stack trace: #0 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/includes/theme-comments.php(17): the_commenter_link() #1 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(180): custom_comment(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1) #2 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(146): Walker_Comment->start_el('', Object(WP_Comment), 1, Array) #3 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(140): Walker->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1, 0, Array, '') #4 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(322): Walker_Comment->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1, 0, Array, '') #5 /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-include in /nfs/c10/h16/mnt/152035/domains/comohomestead.com/html/wp-content/themes/object/includes/theme-comments.php on line 52