Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pâtisserie Algerienne - Amira



On a busy market Sunday, the open window above the pâtisserie shop gives the observant an opportunity to see the bakers at work.  The perfect little pastries are a delight to the taste buds with flavors of honey, almonds, and pistachios.  It is, as you would imagine, a family operated business, friendly and welcoming. 


When you go to Marché d'Aligre, go there hungry as there is much to tempt.


Amira
17, rue d'Aligre
75012 Paris

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21 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Love those "Pâtisseries orientales." My father (who grew up in Algeria, then a French colony,) introduced me to them when I was a child. Good thing they can be found all over Paris. This is a wonderful capture, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Well, it's Tuesday night here, but I'd still go there in a heartbeat whenever I thought I could enjoy the pastries!! Such a delightful looking place and a wonderful capture as always, my dear Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

Les pâtisseries orientales sont si bonnes...
Gros bisous

Vreni said...

I have been to the Marché d´Aligre twice but this bakery never caught my eyes. In July I will stay close to the market and will definitely look for this bakery.

Malyss said...

Hum, les cornes de gazelle et les loukoums..!

Riet said...

What a great photo and oh I would love to taste those pastries.

jennyfreckles said...

There aren't many places here where things are still baked on the premises. I can imagine the lovely fragrance of baking, wafting through the open window.

Cezar and Léia said...

I would forget my diet there, I'm sure about that! :)
Cool capture, I like the girls in that window!
bises
Léia

Virginia said...

That's some mixer she's using. I think it is larger than my entire kitchen! I love this glimpse into the "secret world of French baking!"
V

brattcat said...

oh, how wonderful to capture the baker at work. perfect in b&w.

Harriet said...

I was intimidated by my new KitchenAid mixer when I first got it. I might be afraid to turn on the power switch on a machine this large! I'll bet the smells coming from that window are wonderful.

Kris said...

Sigh...just the thought of pastries have made my waistline grow another inch! Would you look at that mixer! HUGE!

Erika said...

J 'aime beaucoup les gateaux algeriens. Bisou. Erika

Bibi said...

I too like those pastries. Love this photo, too.

Alexa said...

A great shot, Genie—and excellent advice!

Jeanne said...

Every year at this time I get Paris fever. Thanks for bringing it to us:-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I took this photo to them on my last trip and they were delighted, pressing me with little pastries. I refused all but two, accepting their kind gift (which Holly and I quickly ate)!

I am having internet connection issues and have about the speed of a dial-up. Please forgive my absence.

Bises,
Genie

Rob Siemann said...

Very nice, love that stuff. My dentist loves it even more...

BriGt said...

woww nice capture Genie !
and in B&W, love it that way :)

Lapin Agile said...

Great shot!!

Pet said...

I'm collecting addresses for the projected trip with my kids , later in the year. I think they would like this place. So will I! Thanks.