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Pots and pans

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Visiting E. Dehillerin, the fine cookware store in Paris, is like visiting Disneyland for those whose first love is cooking

Amit Dixit
October 14 , 2015
Less than 1 Min Read

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 fine cookware since 1820. The floor-to-ceiling shelves lining the narrow aisles were chock-ablock with stuff. I was going potty. My best buy was this inspiring copper saucepan by Mauviel, simply the best money can buy. Of course, at 103 euros, it’s not cheap. The haul includes a copper sauté pan, ramekins, and a cocotte—a traditional enamelled cast iron pot which locks in the flavours. The crime reporter from Trivandrum accompanying me couldn’t get over it. It’s criminal, he concluded.


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