Pottering around in Paris

Pottering around in Paris
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Going saucepan shopping in Paris might sound like a waste of time (why would anyone?)--but not if the cookwares are from E. Dehillerin

Amit Dixit
August 19 , 2015
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Friends are mystified and colleagues appalled. The highlight of my Paris trip was a visit to E. Dehillerin, a no-frills bartan ki dukan in the 1st arrondissement, which has been selling professional cookware since 1820. The narrow aisles were lined from floor to ceiling with rough wooden shelves chock-a-block with stuff. I was going potty. I got back this inspiring copper saucepan, from Mauviel. It’s lined with 18/10 stainless steel and is simply the best money can buy. At 103 Euros (Rs 7,500) it’s not cheap. My haul includes a copper sauté pan, a couple of ramekins, garlic press and a cocotte—a traditional enamelled cast iron pot for moist, flavourful cooking. The otherwise amiable crime reporter from Trivandrum accompanying me couldn’t get over it. It’s criminal, he concluded.

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