Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The French National Food

Only in Paris would there be an expo dedicated to chocolate! We spent the several hours today at the chocolate show in the suburbs of Paris, sampling and just taking in the devotion of the French to one of their most important foods.

In addition to tasting, there were demonstrations, movies, dancing, and even massage with chocolate oils. One exhibit featured the winners of a chocolate art competition. At another booth, a man was carving chocolate.

Classes of French children were on field trips to the chocolate expo.

I thought the impossible had happened as I left the expo hall: I was chocolated out. But I was ready to eat a chocolate dessert for lunch just a couple of hours later.

We spent the afternoon wandering in the Marais, the Jewish quarter of Paris, where we visited a fantastic museum dedicated to Jewish history.

On the walk back, I took this picture of my favorite motorcycle. It has a roof and even a windshield wiper. So sensible!

As the sun was setting, I started to say my goodbyes.


Blogger Mother of Invention said...

It's been a great trip! Have a good flight home! Hide all that chocolate well! If they serve you a meal on board, it'll seem like slumming it for sure!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Safe trip home. Will look forward to your next blog - from home! I'll miss thinking about all that food!

8:23 PM  
Blogger wharman said...

Have a safe flight home. It was wonderful to read about your vacation experiences. This seems like a phenomenal one for the books!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

The chocolate photos make my chocoholic heart flutter, of course.

So glad you'll soon be home!

8:03 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Right next to "Craftmanship" in the dictionary you could paste a few pics from the Salon, no? Have you found a good formula for your 'Fondant" there? There are several kinds used for varied purposes...

9:48 AM  
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Blogger Catherine said...

Chocolate Expo is a great French event I wouldn't miss. Yummy !

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