Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pâtisserie Collet -- avec les cochons rose


This little piggy went to market...


Creative pasteries in Paris to catch the eye.
We did not select one as we were saving our calories for macarons!


Pâtisserie Collet
100 Rue Montorgueil
(Merci, Vreni)

46 comments:

megi said...

Dear Genie,
I like Macarons.
Have nice day.
greetings
Megi

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hmmm! I'm not sure Genie, I think I would have had to try one of those delightful looking 'little piggies'. Hope you are having a great week end.
Best wishes
Grace

Shelley Smart said...

I would have had a hard time resisting the chocolate thingies! The piggies are almost too real looking!

Richard said...

C'est beau et...hmmmm.... Ca doit être bien bon.
Bon week-end, Genie!

Suzi said...

Everything is so fabulous in those windows and these are no exception.
I am with you - Macarons - bring them on

Pierre BOYER said...

J'adore ces pâtisseries !
Belle journée...

Pierre

Shell Sherree said...

Those are sweet little pigs. I'd be much happier eating one of them than a real one. You're very disciplined, saving those calories, Genie.

Malyss said...

One of my favorite pasteries. O my God, I got more weight ONLY when looking at them! :o)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Did you take this picture by any chance at Maison Collet in Rue Montorgueil? This is where I saw some very similar cochons.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmm looks delicious!
Léia

Kate said...

You must have self-control and a will of iron. Who could resist??

cieldequimper said...

Cute!

Andy said...

Genie, I never thought my sweet tooth would ever be attracted to little piggies.

Jeanne said...

That chocolate one might have swayed me away from a macaron. YUM!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I wonder if they taste like bacon.

French pastries...heaven!!

Saeid said...

Sounds delicious

Birdman said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Nadege said...

I used to eat "mousse pastries" when I was a little girl. I have never seen "pig pastries".

Virginia said...

I'm with Shelley...the chocolate thingies. Wonder what was in the piggies? :)
V

Ninny said...

How cute, and I bet delicious! Love French pastries. Are they as good as they look?

Clueless in Boston said...

Those little piggies do nothing for me, but I would try one of those little chocolate powdered things.

classic • casual • home said...

How cute! I have never seen anything like the piggies. Yesterday, in the last box in the garage I found all my French recipes from when I took lots of cooking lessons at different places in Paris (when we lived there 10 years ago)...time to start cooking again.

Jack said...

Mmmmm. Nice! It reminds me that it is time to have lunch.

M said...

It wasn't so much that we resisted temptation --- it was more that we were already stuffed from earlier indulgence! They are very cute and unique. Bises.

biebkriebels said...

Nice piggies, marzipan I suppose? The curly tails are so cute.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Oh oh, I read the caption only now. Maison Collet as I supposed...

This is Belgium said...

I am not a marsipan fan, so prefer to ljust ook at these piggies

Starman said...

With the amount of walking you do in the city, you could probably have had a dozen of these and a box of macarons, and still lost weight.

TheChieftess said...

The first time I was in Europe....many, many moons ago...I was sure I was going to gain weight because I did not hold back...I would have tried one of each, and then had the macaron!!! I actually came back having lost 5 pounds...I figured it had to do with all the walking I did!!! (And of course, the fact that I was only 30 at the time had nothing whatsoever to do with it!!!)

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Jean said...

Delicious is the word to describe the picture. Why are there so many women in France that are so thin(skinny)? Do they just look and not eat!

TheChieftess said...

@Jean...I believe there's a diet book that is titled French Women Don't Diet...or something to that effect...the premise is that their proportions are much smaller (like half what we tend to eat here in the states) and they walk everywhere....

I also saw a documentary once about cheese...they compared American cheeses with French cheeses and the digestibility in mice...the french cheeses were digested thoroughly...due to little or no processing as we have here in the states...we also have allowed literally thousands of chemicals in our "system", whereas, European countries allow far fewer...toxicity levels are a big part of what is stored in our big ol' fat cells!!!

Stan said...

Sieht ganz lecker aus!!! Sigh --- beautifully photographed -- irresistible [or were you able to?].

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness these are so adorable! I can see how it would't take much of these before you would put on a few pounds!!

Dianne said...

I don't know Genie - munching into a pink pig!! look at those cute little faces and their pink ears - could I eat one? Non!

Abby said...

Those are really elaborate, and yummy, I'm sure!

Alexa said...

When she was little, my daughter Kate used to collect all things "cochon." But when we were last in Paris, she opted for macarons too. (I'm sending her a link to this blog post though!)

Joop Zand said...

Hmmmm..... very sweet but also very delicious.

Regards, Joop

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

megi -- I like macarons, too! Have a wonderful day

Grace -- I probably would have gone for the chocolate but they were cute!

Shelley -- Moi aussi!

Richard -- Nous n'avons pas les essayé sauf avec nos caméras... bon weekend à toi, Richard

Suzi -- I did not notice the macarons here although they would certainly be an item on their offerings

Pierre -- J'adore Toutes les pâtisseries... Bon weekend!

Shell -- Well, I do not think that we were disciplined but already full from lunch!

Malyss -- You will have to tell me how they are made and what is inside, mon amie

Vreni -- I am surprised that our paths have not yet crossed in Paris... You are right, Maison Collet!

Léia -- Someone will have to tell us as we did not eat one, but now I am hungry and it really does look tasty!

Kate -- Oh, you give me too much credit here! hah!

Ciel -- Merci, mon amie!

Andy -- Me neither! These are cute however!

Jeanne -- Hah! One aspect of being on vacation in Paris is that you can rationalize eating BOTH!

Carol -- Ewwwww, I hope not! I agree however that French pastries are just delicious and beautiful!

Saeid -- Merci, and thank you for your comment... come often!

Birdman -- Miam-miam!

Nadege -- I have not seen a "mouse pastry" but will start looking! Merci, mon amie!

Virginia -- We will have to have one on the next visit just to satisfy our curiosity, all in the name of science, of course!

Liz -- Most French pastries are as good as they look. My only disappointment is a French meringue which is a huge mountain of overly dry, crumbling hard sugary meringue. I thought it would be like "forgotten cookies" but it was not. I could not even eat it which is extremely rare for me!

Clueless -- The chocolate with powdered sugar would probably win me over also

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

classic•casual•home -- Well, I hope that you will not be required to do much cooking over the next several weeks... just enjoy the divine foods of Paris and France!

Jack -- This little piggy squeeled Oui, Oui, Oui... all the way home!

Marie -- Yes, you are telling the truth... we were not even tempted to buy one for later! Bises

biebkriebels -- I would think that the "body" is marzipan but I am not sure about the filling

Vreni -- You helped jog my memory, mon amie!

Anni -- I have not had marzipan in some time but think I should try it again

Starman -- I am going to remember this and will use it for justification for "pigging" out on my next trip - hah! Merci, mon ami.

Chieftess -- I have not ever gained weight on a trip to Paris for that very reason. Also, when you are trying to see and photograph so very much, it is not like you are lolling about eating all day - hah!

Jean -- They walk everywhere and just for the record... they are not all thin (don't tell)!

Chieftess -- You are right about the book. I did not know that about the cheeses... must go back for scientific research!

Stan -- Merci, and yes, I did resist these little piggies

Alicia -- The French pastry chefs are quite creative and if you ate many of these it would be quite difficult to "walk off!"

Dianne -- You are too funny, mon amie!

Abby -- Merci, and those little tails are cute too!

Alexa -- I hope that Kate will stop in to see the piggies... Tell her that I approve of her selection of macarons...

Joop -- Merci, and I think that it is hard to go wrong with pastries in Paris.

JM said...

Sweet Miss Piggy! How very cool!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM -- Merci! I think that Miss Piggy would be insulted as these did not show her best side - hah!

Randy said...

Smell the sugar!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- I could have a sugar high/low from these I bet... worse than a doughnut!

becky said...

Hi Genie,
I came over from Randy's blog for a visit. I've never been to Paris... though there are a lot of place I've never been- but I think I'd consider traveling there just for these pastries! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, you would love the art, the sculptures, the architecture, the parks with wild animals (seriously), the museums, and photographing all the people. Thanks for your comments and I hope that you will visit here often! Merci...