Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tools of the Trade


                                    Ustensiles de cuisine et matériel cuisson professionel


I love poking around this wonderful store.  If they don't stock it, you probably don't need it in your kitchen!  The salesmen are a delight as well. More on them another day.


Depuis 1820

18 and 20, rue Coquillière - 51, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
75001 Paris


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE A WINNER!
Congratulations to Pamela who hosts the dreamy blog, French Buttons.  She will receive Annie Poon's delightful print of Café Nemours!

18 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Ah, I see we are going for the classics tonight. :-) One imagines Dehillerin must have felt a bit lonely in the 1st arrondissement when Les Halles (the wholesale food market) moved to the suburbs in the 1960s! It must have been something, way back when, to be able to shop for food right there in downtown Paris, then to swing by Dehillerin to find that unique accessory, utensil or pot, needed to create that special recipe! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

AL said...

What a fantastic shop. I'm guessing that this kind of store would be rather rare? I'd spend a fortune there!

this is Belgium said...

on my list of things to do for my next Paris visit

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh we are so on the same wavelength Virginia, when I saw this picture I had a chuckle, check my post tomorrow and you'll see why. I can see the copper moulds in the right hand corner and they reminded me so much of my Mum for some reason. Love the shadows and light.
btw your comment on my koala pic made me smile, now I really want to see a photo of you 'pouting' haha!

Shell Sherree said...

I still get such pleasure from stores that have been established for centuries. That's special! Lovely scene, V.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love this shop and would love to have a set of copper molds for canelé de Bordeaux... the tones in your inside-looking-out shot are perfect!

Janey and Co. said...

I would love to poke around there too! Congrats to Pamela!

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

The light you captured here is beautiful, V. Congrats, Pamela!

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness I am sooo excited V!!!
Thank you! I really have been in a need of a pick me up!!!
Pamela xo

Alexa said...

It's the food lovers' equivalent of a great hardware store. I've only ever bought one thing here, after reading Proust. Can you guess what it was?

Maria O. Russell said...

Mme. Alexa,

Did you buy the little Madeleines molds?

I once read in my mother´s very old Joy of Cooking about how Proust was inspired to write "A la cherche...

Allax said...

OK - first comment apparently didn't go through - this is where Julia Child loved to shop

Virginia said...

Allax, Oh I should have known that! Also Ina Garten. I secretly think I'll run into her everytime I go!

Starman said...

My favorite kind of store.

Jack said...

It looks archaic. Maybe I am being misled by the light streaming in.

Allax said...

Jack, it is archaic - like an old hardware store with wooden floors and a lot of dust

Daryl Edelstein said...

I love shops like that and I dont cook

Anonymous said...

This is where Chuck Williams got the idea for Williams Sonoma.