Baking, Eating and Seeing Through My Eyes in Paris


The more you know, the more you realize you know nothing. – Socrates

There couldn’t be a more poignant quote to begin the baking section of this post. The doors of my baking knowledge have been swung open. The more skills, techniques and recipes I take in, the more I realize how much there is to learn about French patisseries. Even with the awareness of how much I still need to learn, I’m in love with every second I bake.

Last weekend we were off on Saturday and Sunday, 2 whole days without baking, come Monday, I couldn’t wait to get back into class and get my hands in some butter and vanilla.

Here is a small round up of what I have been baking:

My Favorite Chef / teacher at Cordon Bleu :D


Other than baking my priority in Paris is restaurants and food.

Dubai does a pretty good job of delivering on the big branded, glitzy restaurants therefore in Paris, I seem to be drawn towards the midlevel, semi casual, but Oh So Good restaurants that Dubai desperately lacks.

Because I am blessed with fabulous foodie locals with amazing recommendations I have yet to be disappointed with a restaurant.

LE BAR A HUITRES - 33 Boulevard Beaumarchais Paris

LE BISTRO DU PEINTRE - 116 Avenue Ledru Rollin Paris

LOIR DANS LA THEIERE - 3 Rue des Rosiers Paris

KING FALAFEL PALACE - 26 Rue des Rosiers Paris

FULVIO - 4 Rue du Poitou Paris

GONTRAN CHERRIER - 22 Rue Caulaincourt Paris



I’m not a sight seeing type of girl. I believe that if you truly want to get to know the place you’re in you should walk the its streets, speak to its locals and yes most importantly eat its food.

With that in mind, my sight seeing part of Paris will probably be limited to the Tour Eiffel and the Sacre Coeur mainly for their views. This is what I saw…


I hope you enjoyed seeing the ever so beautiful Paris through my eyes.

More to come soon… anywhere in particular you love in Paris that I must taste or see? Let me know!



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    1. Oh I still dream of Paris! Lovely to take a trip to Paris through your posts :) BTW, what are those lovely heart shaped flaky sugared cookies called? I ate some at Belgian Beer Cafe and was so sad the staff could not identify the thing! Would be lovely to learn what it is because it stole my tummy’s heart (if there is such a thing)

      • Fork It Over Dubai

        Hey Didi,

        Thank you for your comment and so sorry for the late reply.

        They are called Palmiers or Palms but different cultures have different names for them. For example I have heard them being called elephant ears or hearts.

        So let me know if they recognize them with those names… and if not I’ll personally make you some when I get back to Dubai.

        And YES there is such a thing as stealing your tummy’s heart.. It happens to me everyday :)


    2. Tala, your photos have transported me to Paris for a few minutes, just wonderful! Your baked treats look delicious, I had to do a double take and make sure you said you had baked them yourself because they look like they came straight out of a bakery. Beautiful work! Can’t wait to see more :)

      • Fork It Over Dubai

        Yasmin Thank you for your comment it may have been one of the sweetest ones I have received.

        Haha I am trying my best with my baked goods so I’m super happy that you liked them!

        Pictures truly are worth a thousand words. :)