Thursday, December 3, 2009

Come Shopping...E. Dehillerin in Paris

Do you need a stockpot big enough to sit in, or copper cookware made in France? How about cooking or baking utensils in all shapes and sizes? E. Dehillerin in Paris mainly caters to restaurants, but also trades with the public. This family run business has had their doors open since 1820. As you walk in, you are greeted by a copper rooster and well worn display shelves full of accoutrements for the professional and home chefs. For a foodie, this is a panacea. As you walk around this tight busy space, you walk through a piece of history. There is a reverence and excitement all at once. Do you need a crepe pan,tart pans,charlotte molds,or silicone molds?Walking downstairs you'll find the huge restaurant stockpots as well as many other items geared toward cooking for large groups.
I am mainly interested in what's upstairs, so I walk back up the stairs that have been worn by the steps of food lovers and cooks for almost 2 centuries.Past the display case full of treasures, and bread baskets, there are copper pots that are made in France (but, of course!) for every need and desire. There are rows and rows of spatulas, knives, and just about any other utensil you'll need. The pans and forms come in all shapes and sizes. And who doesn't need an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter?Hmmm....I guess I do!Among a few other things.Thanks for coming along, and think of all of the money YOU saved ;-))

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Kate at Serendipity said...

Hmmmmmm, I'm not sure I've saved very much, 'cause now I know where this is!

Thanks for the tour and the photos. I'm putting this on my list for our next trip to Pareeee.

Melanie said...

I'm actually planning a trip to Paris in July for my birthday. Just because of this blog. Because it makes me feel like I can't miss out anymore.

All that copper- so gorgeous!

La Table De Nana said...

I so would enjoy going there..Is that where Julia went? I forget!!

I think a client of mine bought me a pan there.. The sweetest people:)

You are a very lucky girl..I know you work very hard.. but you have fun too!!

Did you ever buy a deciliter..etc..measuring cup?I should have found one in Provence:(

I have to tell you I have an Eiffel Tower too:) Jain.. because of my daughter going to Paris..:)

I know she didn't go there:)

Melanie.. and Kate.. Lucky you too!(Two:) )

2 Stews said... would so enjoy going here. It is often crowded, the prices are all cataloged and not on the items, but it is such a great source and you can get hard to find items.

Melanie..What a great birthday present!! If you need any info, just please let me know. I am so touched to have inspired you :-))

Monique...I am not sure if Julia shopped there, but she must have! I'll have to look for a deciliter measuring cup for you. I go to London all of December and may not be back to Paris for a month or so.
The Eiffel Tower cutter is so fun. Leave it to Jain to find it!

Thanks Ladies.....Diane

Kathy Walker said...

This is a store that I would enjoy! Should I ever get to Paris, I will have to stop by...

food with style said...

oh you always have the best time! i love all your pics, its like i am touching them with you~ and all those eiffels, FUN!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

There is only 1 word to describe this place - HEAVEN! My gosh, I would probably want everything and end up buying nothing because I wouldn't know where to look! Thank you for the tour, Diane! It's a side of Paris a tourist would never see.


Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I've heard of this place and always thought how wonderful it would be to just marinate in there, soaking up the beauty of all the great pieces any cook would love to own!!

Thank you for your wonderful photo essay and for saving me $$! ;-D

Cathy said...

Oh, what a wonderful store. I bought an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter and a crepe pan too. And a large copper sauce pot that I didn't purchase a lid for. Why I didn't I can't figure out. Sure am kicking myself now.

Your photos are terrific and have brought back lots of beautiful memories. Hope I get back there someday.

Linda said...

Wonderful post!
Thanks for the trip!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I've always wanted to go there, but just never seemed to find the time. After seeing your pictures, I will surely make the time on my next Paris adventure.

Better start saving my pennies now!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh. Be still my heart!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Amazing!!! I love each and every photo. Love your blog too!! So glad I happened upon it!


Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

My dream shop!!! Thanks for taking us along!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Diane, I've never been but have dreamed of it often. :)

I've seen other photos of the shop, but NONE compare to yours.

*Sigh* Nicely done, and I'm so happy you took us along for a good long look! I'll be smiling today remembering the tour. Thank you!!

Sarah said...

Oh, Dehillerin is one of our all time favorite places to visit in Paris. We discovered it on our very first visit to the City of Light. It is the most amazing store! Thank you for bring back some wonderful memories!
Happy New Year to you! ~ Sarah

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I'll take one of everything. Seriously, I only have a few copper pans but I use them every day. Your photos brought this fabulous store to life.