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Aux Merveilleux de Fred.

Aux Merveilleux bannerThe Marais is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris when it comes to food and art. I love to wander around between the charming streets and enjoying the smell of falafels. For the people who don’t know that much about the Marais, let me give you a few key words: art, food, history and shopping. Four things that go very well together. Today I’m going to write about a bakery which fits perfectly in the lifestyle of the Marais. Say hello to Aux Merveilleux de Fred! 

First let me tell you why I think this bakery has all the four key words I told you about:
1. Art – The pastries look like little art works.
2. Food – You’re stupid if you don’t eat them.
3. History – As many iconic bakeries in Paris, also Aux Merveilleux de Fred has an interesting history.
4. Shopping – If you buy these beauties, it counts as shopping!

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The mastermind behind these delicious pastries is Frederic Vaucamps. A french man who opened his first bakery (1982) in Hazebrouck, a small town very close to the Belgium border. Frederic Vaucamps had to work very hard for his success because only 15 years later he achieved great success with the remake of the old recipe of the merveilleux pastry. He turned a forgotten pastry  into a refreshing new concept, meringue surrounded by chocolate whipped cream and chocolate chips. Mmmmm, if I only think about it, I feel the meringue melting on my tongue!

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Today Aux Merveilleux de Fred has many stores all over the world. From our beloved city Paris to the big apple of New York City. The success of this bakery? You tell me! I think it has to do with their way of specialization. One store for one product (Actually two products, they also sell brioche loaf in different flavors). You know the quality has to be good when you put so much love into your pastries. What makes it even more special is that you can see how they create the pastries, they bake them in an open space.

All together, enough reasons to try one at Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
Check out their website for the store locations and more information about their company.

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Blé Sucré, your address for a bag of Madeleines!

Blue Sucre 2If you ever gonna bake a cake for me, don’t worry if I will like it or not. If it’s homemade and sweet, I’ll like it! I love discovering new bakery’s and I have to say.. I’m pretty good at it. If I see something that I don’t know yet or if I see something familiar but it looks better than I ever had, I have to try it.

At the same day I found this amazing bookstore ‘Book-Off’, I also found this little modern bakery named Blé Sucré. The first thing I saw were the colored chairs in front of the bakery. The second thing I noticed was a little bag with 4 Madeleines. They looked so delicious and perfectly baked, I had to buy them. The third and last thing I noticed was an angry-looking woman behind the counter. Not very inviting, but in Paris I’m quite used to that.

I didn’t want to eat the Madeleines in front of a grumpy woman. So I decided to take them along, back to my hotel room. Where I could eat them in peace and with a hot cup of mint tea ;) Did you know you can buy the most amazing mint tea at an ordinary Carrefour supermarket. The house brand is no less than a cup of tea from Palais des Thés.

Going back to the Madeleines, I’ve never had them so good. Not too dry, not too wet. Good taste and didn’t crumbled. Plus a sweet glaze for a fresh taste.The lady of Blé Sucré probably stops all of her love into it. That explains her bad mood. All her love is in the Madeleines so there is nothing left for the rest of the day. Good mood or bad mood, I’ll definitely be back for some more sweetness!

Here’s the address: 
Blé Sucré
Square Trousseau
7, rue Antoine Vollon
Métro: Ledru-Rollin