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It took me several visits to the mythical 200-year-old professional kitchenware shop Dehillerin in Paris before they agreed to sell me the knife I wanted. A unique gastronomic pilgrimage destination if you can swallow the attitude.
Duck Tour d'Argent Very Popular
Probably the most spectacular classical French recipe, le canard à la presse, here made at La Tour d'Argent, a Paris restaurant open since the 16h century.
Lenôtre offers high-end non-professional pastry classes in Paris. Are they worth the time and money? Who attends? What do you actually learn? Read my account of a Brioche and Kugelhopf class at Lenôtre's school on the Champs-Elysées.
A Visit to Rungis, The World's Biggest Food Market Very Popular
Rungis, just outside Paris, is a cult place for gourmets. It is so huge you need a car to go from one hall to the next. That is where Parisian chefs buy what they cook. I was able to visit at 4h00 in the morning.
Easily the largest place on earth to buy cookware and restaurant equipment, this huge street in the Asakusa district of Toyko got me busy for an entire day.
This 400-year-old covered food market in Kyoto is one of the best I've ever visited.
Probably the largest fish market in the world. My visit of the first market of 2006 - at 4AM.
A Soba Noodles Class in Tokyo Very Popular
My private lesson at the Soba Academy in Tokyo to make these Japanese buckwheat noodles from scratch.
It is not easy to find a truffle worth the unreasonable asking price nowadays. I tried my luck at Terre de Truffe and La Maison de la Truffe in Paris. See how it works!
The more you cook, the more you encounter recipes that call for ingredients you just can't find anywhere. You also realize that some culinary operations would be a whole lot easier with the proper tool. Well, if you're in Paris, here is where to go.
Visiting Pierre Hermé's Pastry Shop in Paris Very Popular
Pierre Hermé is the king of French pastry. His tiny boutique in Paris is so successful that people stop to ask why there is queue. See what's inside!
Back at the Lenôtre pastry school in Paris to make tuiles à l'orange - a smart tile-shaped flat cookie served with tea in gastronomic restaurants.
A pistachio-flavored little cake served with coffee in French gastronomic restaurants. If you get the pistachio paste, you can make it too.
Just how many lives does a snail have? Seven, at L'Escargot Montorgueil, Paris' premier snail restaurant, where your shell might have served many guests.
This bazar in downtown Istanbul is a cult destination for the spice lover as well as a century-old tourist trap. Find out where to look for the real thing.