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How to Boil an Egg

The latest cookbook from The Rose Bakery, an Anglo-French culinary obsession in Paris' marais district. 

The latest cookbook from The Rose Bakery, an Anglo-French culinary obsession in Paris' marais district. 

The green tart. I can do it. The elegant illustrations in the cookbook, like this one, are by award-winning botanical artists Fiona Strickland. 

The green tart. I can do it. The elegant illustrations in the cookbook, like this one, are by award-winning botanical artists Fiona Strickland. 

The Paris-based Rose Bakery's latest cookbook, How To Boil An Egg is all about, well, eggs. The versatility, healthfulness and complexity of the egg is well known. This cookbook offers a variety of ways to turn the regular old oeuf into ooh la la. Start slowly by literally learning how to boil an egg (recipe #1) or release your inner Anglofile and give the Welsh Tea Cakes a try. My goal is to master the classic tart.

When British cook Rose Carrarini and her French husband Jean-Charles decided to open a Anglo/French-themed restaurant in the heart of revitalized Marais not many people gave it much thought, and if  they did it was to wager how long it would last (like one neighboring merchant did). 

The beautiful french people ponder the beautiful food.

The beautiful french people ponder the beautiful food.

The focus is on simple, fresh and healthy meals caught on quickly, no small feat in Paris. Carrarini credits the bakery's success to her determination to serve only the freshest ingrediants she could find. Her dedication to knowing the provenance of all the ingredients on her menu has built a trust between the owner and her fiercely loyal clientele. 11+ years in business, multiple new locations and two cookbooks later, Rose Bakery has beat the odds. Its on my Paris to-do list. It's a long list-I haven't been to paris since the 90's-But I'll get there...

 

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