As today is mlle Cordon-Bleu’s graduation from her pastry program, I thought I would post a few pictures of my favorite cooking supply store here in Paris, E. Dehillerin. This family owned business has been supplying cookware to the trade since 1820, and some of the things in the windows looked as if they hadn’t been dusted since then. True foodies are undaunted by such details, however, and once inside this small space stacked high with culinary treasures, the rest of the world is forgotten. Two narrow staircases lead down into the basement, where I was the only one poking around the piles of pots. Some of those pots seem to have been made for bathing babies in- they were enormous. Upstairs, the copper selection is amazing. There are also endless knives and cooking utensils, many of which I would have needed instruction on how to use. I bought a very handsome spatula and a slotted spoon for myself, and a graduation treat for my favorite Cordon-Blue baker. I wanted to buy a rolling-pin, too, but saved it for another day. I’ll be back.