Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rue Cler - French Food in Paris

Without doubt - rue Cler is one of the most famous food streets in Paris, and its a 5 minute walk from my apartment.
In 1659 Louis XIV granted David Chaillou the first and an exclusive right to sell chocolate in Paris, where he continued to do so for the next three decades.

In France, a place where you buy wine (vin) is called a cave. This man was kind enough to teach me a few things about the quality of wine. Although people have been drinking wine for thousands of years the French still believe they invented it!

As you may know, the best bread (pain) can be found in Paris. One of the major brands is Poilane which is famous for their wood-fired ovens and can be purchased in a bakery (boulangerie).

France is like the moon. It has 340 unique varieties of cheese (fromage). My favorite cheese is aged Compte which is excellent with cherry jam.

I hope you enjoyed my first post and will be back soon with more about my life in Paris!

A bientot!


  1. Excellent beginning, be sure to post more! Very impressive. (I went to college with your Uncle Doug in the early 1970's, and I knew your mother when she lived in NYC.)

  2. Chase, I love this! When can we see the movie?

  3. Chase, this is fabulous. Fabuloso!!!!! Manifique! Muito Gostoso. Legal & Valeu! Totally cool! If I could say it in 10 more languages, I would! I love your photos. Nice angles. Good color. You're right in the action. Excellent. Keep up the great work and good luck on the movie.

  4. Oh, and I forgot to add...the title is genius! Like you. Thank your parents for your name. It a great name.

  5. You can also find "Pain Poilâne" in supermarkets. One of the best breads in Paris.

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