Here's a bit about Paris Breakfasts:
Paris breakfasts was started in 2006 to share a stack of cafe watercolors sitting on a shelf. Your comments inspire new Paris dreams. Every post is an 'amuse bouche', a little bite of quotidiene Parisien life to savor with your coffee and encourage you to return. I make my own paints to match any macaron or pastry you desire. I paint Paris dreams...
So the name probably gives away why I want to post about this blog for Paris in July, but maybe not so clear for a Weekend Cooking post?
Not only do Carol Gillott's posts make me want to return to Paris, but they quite often make me want to eat delicious food, especially cakes and macarons. Up until a few weeks ago, I had never even tried a macaron, but I knew I wanted to try one, based purely on the images that are shown at Paris Breaksfasts. So far, I have tried a vanilla, a chocolate one and a blackberry one (which was my favourite). Quite often, Carol matches the photos she has taken with beautiful paintings that she has done herself. So talented, and her blog is so gorgeous as well! I can, and do, spend ages going through her archives. It's not all food, and it's not 100% Paris, but it is most of the time!
Here are just a few glimpses of her work (all images link back to their original posts), many of which are available to purchase:
|Jar O' Macarons, watercolor, 9" x 11"|
|Laduree Religieuse Violette, watercolor, 9" x 11"|
Don't they make you hungry just looking at them?
Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads and is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.
Paris in July is a month long event hosted by Karen from Book Bath and Tamara from Thyme for Tea, which invites the participants to celebrate all things French!