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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

E. Dehillerin

No visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to the shrine of Kitchenalia Dehillerin.

It's exciting just looking at the window displays

and wondering just how many things can I fit in my suitcase.

It took us a little while to figure out what these pottery dishes were for

if you take a look inside it becomes a lot clearer - they are moulds of sheep!

These are little flags for your steak highlighting their "doneness"

This is just a fraction of the cake tins and moulds they stock.

Oh yes, and it isn't Dehillerin without a duck press

or loads of copper pots. What surprised me where just how reasonably priced the copper ware is here - there isn't the fright factor that we see in Australian pricing.

If you go into the store, it's on two levels - ground and the basement. The items aren't priced but have a code on them, you then have to look for the plastic covered printouts hanging around the store and search on the code - you'll find the price there.

There is a bit of a convoluted process to buy - and if you're behind American's buying the store out of copper, then expect to wait awhile.

First up you need to find someone to serve you - they will get your item and write out an invoice. Next you need to go to the counter and another person will take your money and stamp the invoice to say that you have paid. You then go to another person and they will package your purchase and then finally you can go.

So what did we buy?

The details:
E. Dehillerin
18 Rue Coquillière
75001 Paris, France

01 42 36 53 13

Monday - 9h-12h30 and 14h-18h
Tuesday-Saturday - 9h to 18h
Closed Sunday and Public Holiday.


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