Bakery Nouveau featured

Seattle is a food lovers dream city.  Here is one of several posts on my blog related to Seattle.  
During the visit I was allowed to photograph Bakery Nouveau in operation.  As a result of that wonderful experience, some of my photos from the bakery have been included in a new book, “The Pastry Chef’s Apprentice.” 
Chris (from Bakery Nouveau) sent me a copy of the book.  I opened the book and smiled…just smiled.  The book contains wonderful recipes, adapted for home preparation.
Thank you, Chef Leaman, and all Bakery Nouveau employees for allowing me to invade your space on that beautiful July day in Seattle. 
the book!

 photographer credits:

 Chef scooping cookie dough:

 French macarons…..macarons:

Click HERE to see other images from my visit to Bakery Nouveau, West Seattle, Washington.

relaxing after Pike Place Market tour

After two hours following an entertaining Savor Seattle Food tour guide through Pike Place Market, I welcomed the opportunity to sit and relax.  

I spotted ‘Le Panier – Very French Bakery‘ earlier in the day while walking through the market.  Relaxing on the high stool, resting my camera and bag on the bar height ledge, I sat and gazed out the open air window.  Market-goers strolled by the window, many consuming a sample of the diverse selection of food found in the market area.

Choosing a sample of Le Panier creations was difficult.  Patrons standing behind me in line silently hoped that I would make a decision rather than continue to stand and gaze at the selections in the display cases.  I chose -

  • Crunchy, crusty, orange-ganache macaron
  • Petite lemon Tartlett aux citron – small tart with lemon creme
  • And, my favorite of the three, which was so moist, rich, and flavorful was the friand – a petite buttery cake with almond and vanilla.  
I saved the last bit of lemon tart only to set up this shot, after which I quickly consumed the bite.
If you find yourself in Pike Place Market, I highly recommend relaxing at Le Panier.
Here’s the link to my blog post detailing the culinary delights I sampled during the Pike Place Market Tour.