A Visit to a Paris Boulangerie Narrative Essay by ABCs

A Visit to a Paris Boulangerie
A writer's personal reflection on a visit to a Parisian boulangerie.
# 111284 | 1,420 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , English (Narrative) , Nutrition (Food)

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The writer shows how the boulangeries of Paris offer a fascinating glimpse of a complex food culture in France. The writer witnesses how the French love their food and stress fresh ingredients, high quality and high standards. The writer relates that this is a reason why he loves the tradition of starting the morning at a boulangerie and why he has become so fond of French culture and cuisine.

From the Paper:

"I distinctly remember the first time I visited a local boulangerie near my home in Paris. I had visited bakeries before, but nothing like the typical Paris boulangerie. Inside, I found a dizzying array of breads and pastries, and the aromas were indescribable. Yeasty, sweet, and rich, the odors swirled around me as I made my way to the counter to place my order. From my first visit, I was hooked, and this is good, because a morning coffee and croissant is a definite breakfast ritual throughout Paris and all of France. That first visit convinced me that the boulangeries of Paris are wonderful places to eat, but more than that, they are very special social gathering places, as well."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Czarnecki, Marguerite. "Beware of the French Baguette!" DiscoverFrance.net. 2002. 12 May 2008.<http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Features/French_Baguette.shtml>
  • Editors. "Jessica Fennell '06 Researches Obesity and Attitudes about It in France and the United States." Lafayette.edu. 2006. 12 May 2008.<http://www.lafayette.edu/news.php/view/8159>
  • Editors. "Terroir - Essence of French Food & Wine." France-Property-and-Information.com. 2008. 12 May 2008.<http://www.france-property-and-information.com/terroir-french-food-and-wine.htm>
  • Schehr, Lawrence R. and Allen S. Weiss. French Food: On the Table, on the Page, and in French Culture. New York: Routledge, 2001.

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