When you inhale the scent of ginger that exhales from her pot, you can already feel your toes in the sand and a palm tree swaying above your head. When she places a coconut garnished
with roasted prawns under your eyes, the entire ocean appears in your living room. Because if Nathalie was abandoned on a deserted island, she'd cook the best meal in the world.
Today's revelation: Popcorn has been lying to you. There it is, hidden in movie theaters, munched on loudly to the public's displeasure. On weekends it rolls around fairs and carnivals in vending machines. It never once shows you what's really in its grains. Until the day you open the door to Crazy Pop.
Time goes by, time is lost, time is against you. This weekend, take off your watch and check out a very special tea room.
There are the allumettes, the thin-cut fries, which look delicious. The boteros are more plump. There are the "Pont-Neuf," the caramelized ones, the spicy ones and the ones sprinkled with truffle—all obediently waiting to be eaten. Grab your fork and go eat them all!
There is Marion, the queen of madeleines. Valérie takes care of the gâteaux de voyage. Pascale bakes choux buns better than anyone and Benjamin and Steve are obsessed with macaroons. When five cake pros get together, what happens? La République Pâtissière, or "The Baking Republic," the latest gourmet group in Paris.