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Welcome to Croque-Camille!

In this blog I intend to chronicle my dining, cooking, and general food-related adventures in my new hometown: Paris, France.  Of course I may digress now and then, but if you’re into vicarious eating, you’ve come to the right place!

I am a pastry chef by trade and a lover of food and travel by disposition.  As such, my husband and I decided to uproot ourselves and become expats for a while.  So far, it has been a daily adventure.  There are things we miss (Mexican food, chicken-fried anything, a decent cheeseburger) and things we can’t get enough of (amazing bread, fresh croissants, plentiful duck, lait cru cheese).

I have added a Platial map feature to the blog, where I will be mapping my favorite bakeries, bistros, markets, and other places of foodie interest.  Click on the name of the establishment for addresses, hours, and Métro access information.  Platial has left the building.  As soon as I figure out how to read the exported map file, I’ll get the info back up on a Google map (which is better anyway, and I should have done a long time ago).  And the new and improved Google map is up and running!  All the old information is there, plus some new places, as many phone numbers as I could find, and links to more detailed write-ups, if they exist.  And the map keeps growing, so check back often.  I’ve linked to it above, as well as in the sidebar, where you can find it just below the calendar.

If you have any thoughts you would like to share with me, please leave a comment or feel free to email me at: croque (dot) camille (at) gmail (dot) com.

Several people have asked my why I don’t post all of the recipes that I use.  Mostly, it’s because I’m guessing at the amounts anyway.  But I usually write down what I cook, so if you see something on here that you’re dying to replicate, shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to pass the recipe along to you.

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22 responses

19 02 2008
Akahst

Chere Camille,

I look forward to hearing about all of your adventures, particularly those that begin in Amsterdam.

A bientot,

DSS

22 02 2008
mom

nick,thanks for letting me know about this site. congrats to Camille for this.

27 02 2008
bibomedia

Have a nice day !

11 03 2008
Tiffany

Camille — you are definately in your element! This is fantastic. Here’s hoping Nick will still have his figure by this time next year!
Happy Anniversary!
Tiff

6 04 2008
Wendy

This blog is fantastique!

Wendy and all

15 05 2008
felixpapadakis

Love the site! Putting you on my blogroll! http://www.felixpapadakis.wordpress.com

Thanks!

Felix

22 07 2008
nererue

I’m so glad you found me, so I could find you! I’m green with envy on both the Paris move and the pastry chef career, both of which I’d love to do if I weren’t such a huge chicken.

23 07 2008
Marcos

I enjoyed your blog a lot. I used to be a Pasteur Fellow in Paris (03-05) and discovered many lovely places there to eat. I read that you miss good cheeseburgers. For american style food visit Breakfast-in-America, an American style dinner in Paris. It has 2 locations and they have awesome burgers. Here is their website: http://breakfast-in-america.com/main/

I used to live in the Ile St. Louis. There in Rue Saint Louis en Ile, in front of the Berthillon ice creams, is a small bakery that has the best croissants and pastries. The two ladies that work there are lovely. And for the best hot chocolate check:
La Charlotte en l’Île
24 rue St-Louis en l’Île, 4e
Only open from Th-Sun 2-8pm. Just amazing. Their curry cake is divine.

Marcos

23 07 2008
Marcos

Ah found the website for the chocolatier…

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/la-charlotte/index.htm

Marcos

24 07 2008
croquecamille

nererue – Glad to see you here!

Marcos – Welcome, and thanks for the suggestions! I have tried BIA, and wasn’t overly impressed, but a friend took me to Floors in the 18th, which had very good burgers. The biggest problem is that in Paris they all seem to run about 12 euros! I’ll look into that pastry and chocolate on the Ile St. Louis next time I’m over there.

22 12 2008
JML

Hi. I live in Sweden and was just googling cabbage…saw your coleslaw recipe and FYI. You can make buttermilk: 1 T white vinegar to 1 cup milk. Happy cooking!

26 03 2009
vincent

Hello,

We bumped into your blog and we really liked it – great recipes YUM!!! YUM!!!.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on “Add your site”

Best regards,

Vincent
petitchef.com

27 05 2009
Lady Carmen

Wow, what an awesome skill!
I’m inspired… =]

22 10 2011
miscelainious1

Hello Camille!
It was so nice meeting you last night at Verjus! I’m the lady with the white hat :-)
I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite a while so it was great to meet you face to face! Enjoy the weekend!

A bientot!
Elaine

24 10 2011
croquecamille

Elaine – It was wonderful to meet you, too! It is always a delight to meet a fan. Hope you have a fantastic rest of your stay in Paris!

27 10 2011
Michelle

Delicious and delightful blog! And the new improved Google map is amazing!

27 10 2011
croquecamille

Michelle – Thanks! I try to keep it up to date!

5 11 2011
Amazing Potatoes (au Gratin—no Cheese!) «

[...] original recipe can be found here (from real chef Camille Malmquist)—I modified it slightly as [...]

16 04 2013
Kate

Dear Camille, I’m a big fan of your writing and work for a craft brewery in Paris. I’d love to take you on a tour of our brewery and introduce you to our brewer some time. It’s great to find someone writing so enthusiastically about the beer scene here. Please do get in touch if you’re interested in hearing more. Thanks and keep up the good work! Kate

4 07 2013
carole

Just found your blog as we are considering a move to Europe. My main question is, was it difficult making the move without jobs? I didn’t think that was possible. You must have had quite a savings account~

8 07 2013
croquecamille

carole – My husband had a job lined up when we moved here, and fortunately his visa gives me the right to work as well. He was able to start working right away, but it took about 6 months after we got here for my paperwork to be sorted out and for me to find a job, and money was definitely getting tight by the end of that 6 months!

11 10 2014
Delila

At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming over again to
read additional news.

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