I was fresh off the plane in Paris, and I had a plan to experience as many unique gastronomical sights as I could possibly fit into five days. Right off the bat I wanted to visit Librairie Gourmande, a tiny shop that boasts two solid floors of wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling cookbooks.
When I first walked into Librairie Gourmande, I was taken aback by their extensive collection of cookery books. As I dawdled and scanned the shelves, admiring the selection and deciding which book to take home with me, I found entire sections on gratins and mini-cocottes, a whole shelf dedicated to sauces, and an area of the shop that dealt only with seasonings. And that was only in the first five minutes of my visit. [Read more...]