The Best Patisseries in Paris: A Guide to Cake and Dessert Boutiques
By Sharon Heinrich
Photography: Sivan Askayo, Michal Revivo
With Kosher French Pastry Recipes by Chef-Patissier Miki Shemo
Finalist for the 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Category: French Cooking.
Which royal concubine drowned her sorrows in chocolate? Where can you find the best lemon tarts in Paris? Who was the Japanese man who taught the French to eat green-tea croissants? In which patisserie do Jews and Muslims get together? Where can you find the latest, most innovative desserts, or the chocolates that were specially concocted to treat Marie Antoinette’s headaches?
This book guides you through the top cake and dessert shops in the French capital and the stories behind them. Whether you tour them while meandering through the City of Light, or take a calorie-free but soul-nourishing armchair journey, the book offers a sweet way to get to know Paris and to learn about the culture and history of this remarkable city.
Sharon Heinrich is a Paris-based Israeli pastry chef and the author of the beloved blog Paris Chez Sharon, followed by thousands of devoted readers. In her book she shares a behind-the-scenes look at the world of patisseries, chocolateries, and boulangeries in Paris, and relates stories of encounters with some of the most renowned patissiers and chocolatiers.
For dessert, readers get a taste of this sweet and glorious culture through pastry chef Miki Shemo’s traditional French pastry recipes.
Yedioth Ahronoth: What a fun book! A must for those who love baking and Paris. / Walla: The photos are so tantalizing they should be illegal. / Israel Hayom: A fascinating and comprehensive guide to the best patisseries in Paris, and in Hebrew – Hallelujah!