26 novembre 2005
The Place to Buy Copper Cookware:
Serious cooks often prefer cookware made of copper. Copper both heats and cools quickly and it conducts heat evenly. It's beauty in the kitchen is unsurpassed, though it does require high-maintenance to keep it shiny. In the U.S., copper cookware is quite expensive as you will discover if you shop for it at Williams-Sonoma or any other store for serious cooks such as Sur-la-Table. Do you want to replace your current set of pans with cuivre? Do you want to be able to "justify" a trip to Paris? Louis la Vache has "just the ticket" for you! Find a ticket to Paris at Hotwire or Priceline and visit E. Dehillerin. Their prices on beautiful, well-made copper cookware (scroll the entire page) are astoundingly low, especially considering that no one has ever accused Paris of being a cheap city, all the more so since the adoption of the Euro over the French Franc drove prices up about 30%! Seriously! What you save on copper at Dehillerin would pay for a substantial portion of your ticket! Dehillerin was founded in 1820. It is located at 18 et 20, rue Coquilliére* in the 1er off of rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and rue du Louvre west of Forum des Halles and église-Saint-Eustache and not far from la Louvre. The store best can be described as organised chaos, and it is great fun to tramp around in the crowded aisles looking at all the cooks tools available there, not to mention the amazing selection of cuivre. * Rue Coquilliére - "rue" = street; "Coquilliére" - shell fish vendor. The names of many of the streets around Forum des Halles reflect the history of Paris's central market having been located at this site for centuries.