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  • If your first thought when you think of Paris is 'I'm hungry, what are we gonna EAT?'

  • then hello, kindred spirit, you've landed on the right video.

  • Paris is a culinary capital

  • and a city best visited on an empty stomach.

  • Speaking of your stomach,

  • I'm going to share five foods to try in Paris

  • that will make you, and your stomach, very, very happy.

  • 1. A CONE AT BERTHILLON

  • If you spend long enough in Paris,

  • someone is going to recommend you try ice cream at Berthillon...

  • so, let it be me.

  • I first had a cone there when I was in high school

  • and was lucky enough to do a French course in Paris.

  • It's such a special memory that I wanted to share it with Marc.

  • Berthillon has been serving up some of the best known ice cream and sorbet in Paris since 1954.

  • Some people even call it the best in the country.

  • Its main location on Île Saint-Louis is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy your cone

  • in the shadow of the great Notre-Dame Cathedral across the water.

  • Good decision?

  • Mmm.

  • Oh!

  • Whoa.

  • 2. A SANDWICH AT CARACTÈRE DE COCHON

  • This is a butcher slash deli that is all about that ham all the time.

  • Inside the shop is tiny with room for just a handful of customers at a time.

  • But these are happy customers, trust me.

  • Do your taste buds a French favour

  • and stop in here for a salted butter and cured ham sandwich.

  • Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!

  • It's a great example of how simple really is best

  • when the ingredients are fresh and high quality.

  • Just bread, butter, and ham wrapped up in paper.

  • Gross!

  • 3. PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING AT ERIC KAYSER BAKERY

  • Eric Kayser opened his first bakery in 1996.

  • He was a trainer at the national baking and pastry-making institute

  • for almost a decade before going into business.

  • You can now find his bakeries and products all over the world,

  • but it all started in Paris.

  • We ducked into a shop to take a look.

  • I didn't see the rose macarons at first - my personal favourite -

  • so I asked and she gave me one to try!

  • Dreams are coming true.

  • Oh my god.

  • It broke so she gave it to me.

  • That's so nice.

  • We wanted to sample a few different things

  • so we got a ham and cheese bun which was oh-so-satisfying to sink your teeth into

  • and macarons, of course.

  • It's so good!

  • And my personal pastry staple, yes you know we all have one, you do too,

  • a pain au chocolat, which I order as often as possible when in Paris.

  • 4. LE FIGOU

  • Next stop brings us to a cheese shop -

  • an excellent place to find oneself in Paris by the way -

  • where our sights are set on a little parcel of joy called le figou.

  • It's goat's cheese stuffed with fig jam.

  • Cheese and jam is one of my favourite combinations ever,

  • so this was something I really wanted to try.

  • It's sometimes served as a dessert too.

  • Finding myself with hunger pangs but without bread or a knife,

  • I decided to just go for it in the street because I could not wait.

  • It's just all goat's cheese.

  • Is it good?

  • It is good but I don't think I'm eating it right.

  • I think you need a knife and some bread.

  • Not just shoving a cheese ball in your mouth.

  • Back at our Airbnb, we spread it onto slices of bread,

  • which was obviously delicious too.

  • 5. MACARONS AT PIERRE HERMÉ

  • My friend recommended this place for macarons

  • so we went to the shop to pick some out and...wow.

  • There are plenty of luxurious flavours to choose from.

  • We settled on jasmine and grapefruit because I usually go for fruity

  • and milk chocolate and passionfruit because Marc usually goes for chocolatey.

  • They wrap them up so beautifully in a little box

  • that they feel more like gem stones than pastry.

  • It's really soft.

  • It's not crunchy like meringue normally is.

  • It's really nice.

  • The jasmine and grapefruit.

  • Mmm.

  • Having these macarons feels special and, because they only last a few precious bites,

  • you really relish each mouthful.

  • If you weren't hungry before this video, I think it's safe to assume you are now.

  • Let me know in the comments which of these foods you most want to try.

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  • Thanks for watching!

If your first thought when you think of Paris is 'I'm hungry, what are we gonna EAT?'

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    civic2735 posted on 2020/08/15
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