Celebrate Bastille Day with a look at one Parisian pastry chef’s inspiring homage to color.
If you’ve ever suffered from Instagram fatigue, here’s an incredible feed that will jolt you out of your scrolling doldrums.
Paris-based chef Tal Spiegel is turning his love for pastry and fashion into an art form in his vibrant feed, Desserted in Paris, an account we dare you (and his 117k followers) not to deep dive into.
These aren’t your everyday #shoefies, either. Each of Spiegel’s snaps is consistent: In the foreground is a glorious confection (mostly purchased, some homemade) held in his right hand, set against his kicky, complementary footwear down below. From a myriad of two-toned oxfords to tasseled floral loafers and everyday trainers, it’s a true sight to behold. So much so, in fact, that he recently came out with a book (currently only available via Amazon UK) to delight his growing fanbase.
Well good morning and welcome to my daily tasting and today I am visiting @boulangerieutopie where I arrived to try this rhubarbe cardamom cake made with cardamom financier, rhubarb compote, rhubarb mousse and cardamom chantilly. Definitely a Sunday break kinda dessert. Shoes by @jourferieparis happy Sunday all!
I thought today could be nice to bring you one of my creations, as I do once in awhile, and not only the "Banane Fantastique" is my creation, you can also find the recipe for it in the new book! (Link at the top of the Desserted page) it is made with a base of puffed rice and coconut in white chocolate, Banana mousse, coconut biscuit and coconut crémeux. So have a fantastic day all! Shoes by @bobbies
If you're a fan of ice cream and a fan of Macarons I know the place for you! The new pop up store by #MaisonCartedOr with creations by chef @yannick_tranchant combining great desserts and ice cream, just like this "L'impertinent" made with a giant macaron, vanilla ice cream, strawberry crémeux, fresh strawberries and lime zest. Eat it fast before it melts! Shoes by @rivieras_france
First valentines photo for this one week special start at @fauchon_paris and chef @patrickpailler trying the "Duo de bisou-bisou" (kiss kiss duo) the Black lips one is made with crémeux cafe, chocolate coffee mousse, nuts dacquois and dark chocolat biscuit. The white Lips one is made with a lemon cake, raspberry compote, cream cheese mousse with rose water and pistachio streusel. As for whose holding it with me, first Parisian blogger I ❤ is @hinalys Bringing life style and decorated cakes to her Instagram account. Shoes by @fiocconero
Today's stop at the Barcelona special takes us to former world champion chef Josep Maria Rodriguez Guerola to visit his famous patisserie @lapastisseriabarcelona and try this amazing "Trencadís" cake made with yogurt and tonka mousse, mango and lime cream, passion fruit and apricot crémeux, crunchy almond layer and fresh raspberries. Now if that's not a mood lifter I don't know what is! Shoes by @baronspapillom
Today we're gonna climb a mountain, "Mont Fuji" to be exact! Made by @fauchon_paris and chef @patrickpailler this dessert is made with cheese mousse with yuzu and caramelized almonds, strawberry yuzu compote, crunchy meringue, almond sesame dacquoise and matcha ganache. Let's see you conquer this top! Shoes by @georgegeorgesbottierparis
Surprisingly, Spiegel’s never worked in the fashion industry, but his passion for color runs deep, having dabbled as a graphic designer for eight years before changing gears and becoming a pastry chef. “I guess that’s where my keen eye comes from, although I’ve always been obsessed with colors,” Spiegel, who originally hails from Tel Aviv, told Food52.
A self-professed shoe collector (“I have around 200 pairs”), he’s in no danger of running out of props. It does beg the question, however: How does he store all of his fancy footwear in a city dwelling? “I built a special shelf for all of them as they are taking over my apartment,” he admits. Stay tuned for a follow-up on Spiegel’s shoe storage situation…