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One sunny morning of June, Claire, the viola da gamba player, and I headed to Paris and went to Dehillerin. She thought that it would be nice for you, listeners, to discover this very unique shop in Paris.
The shop was founded two hundred years ago by Eugene Dehillerin and it provides cookware to professional cooks or to anyone who enjoys cooking. The shop is still in the family, Eric Dehillerin is now the manager and I had the opportunity to talk with him. The shop is in Les Halles neighbourhood because this is where, before 1970, that the restaurant owners would buy their fresh food at the central market, Les Halles, and their cookware . When the market of Les Halles moved to Rungis in the south of Paris, the Dehillerin family elected to stay in the centre of Paris.
The shop has its own website, but they intonially kept the old style wood racks so you might be a little bit confused : have you time travelled?
In today’s episode you are going to hear a section of the recording with Eric Dehillerin. And in the notes available with the transcript, I give you some useful sentences to use in a shop.
My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006 All the information about the transcripts, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com