Monday, December 13, 2010

Dessert Blitz: More chocolaty chip richness

In one month’s time, I will be back in New York. I, of course, have mixed feelings about this. But one thing is for sure: I have a lot of sweets to get through. Today…

The chocolate chip cookie from Laura Todd.

As I said, I’ve been on the hunt for a good chocolate chip cookie in Paris. Someone suggested Laura Todd, which is actually not far from my apartment. Of course I had to go.

I must admit, it was a good cookie: served slightly warm, it meant the chocolate chips were melty and gooey and got all over my hands and chin.

And even though the bakery has a sweet story—Laura Todd was an actual woman who moved from Austria to America last century and, at the 1933 World Expo, conquered the cookie world, thereafter building a great following before the business arrived in France in the ’80s—I have a hard time putting my vote with a chain. It’s sort of like Mrs. Field’s: sure it’s a good cookie, but it’s a mall cookie. It’s a good lesson (CarolG) that, when in Paris, stick to the viennoiseries, tarts, gateaux and macarons.

Tell me if there’s anything you want to sample vicariously through me… it would be a honor. And my pleasure.


red ticking said...

ooohhh i am so happy to have found your blog... this is going to be dangerous. i am in bed sick with the flu and i guess i am feeling better because this looks really good... maybe in a day or so.... after my toast and tea...

will so enjoy following along... xx pam

Sweet Freak said...

Thanks, Pam! I hope you've found some chocolate chip cookies to make yourself feel better!