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My third night in Paris

In Paris, one of the most common trends you’ll see is people walking around with their baguette and fresh produce from the market.  In an attempt to fully immerse ourselves in the surrounding culture, every morning we would wake up to catch the subway at the Pyramides stop to head to the markets, formageries and wine stores at the censier-daubenton stop.  To me, this market was the best in all of Paris.  Upon making our way through the different produce stands, we stumbled upon a boulangerie by the name of Eric Kayser.  Let me just say, this guy is the real deal.  In fact, his breads are so prized, that he was awarded best boulangerie in Paris and provides bread to the President every day.  People literally flock toward his store and wait in lines around the corner to take home his perfectly crusty, warm baguette.  Of course, when making my way to the front of the line, the first thing I ordered was two baguettes—fresh from the oven.  A fun fact that I learned about people in Paris is that they fight for the crunchy ends of the baguette, as they claim it to be the best part.  So, in keeping with such tradition, the moment I walked out of his store I broke off one of the end pieces and transferred it to my mouth.  I couldn’t agree more with the people of Paris; the crunchy ends are the best part.  What I like about his bread is that it has such a hearty crust, yet remains tangy and chewy on the inside.  To me, these are some of the most important aspects that any good bread should have.  If you find yourself in the area, I implore you to wait in line and try what everyone is raving about.

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