Trip to France: E. Dehillerin

While I was researching Paris to prepare for our trip I ran across a store called E. Dehillerin at the corner of 18 and 20 rue Coquillière and  51 rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau  in the 1st Arrondissement.  In business since 1820, this store carries EVERYTHING you’d ever need in the kitchen.

Cooking and chef de cuisine supplies in Paris

During her years in Paris, Julia Child found her cooking utensils here. I can imagine that she loved the quality and availability of Dehillerin’s service.

Upon entering go left, right or down the stairs.

If there is a copper pot, pan or mold Dehillerin has it. Wine coolers, fish poachers, saucepan sets, double boilers, paella pans — you name it. 

Copper pots and molds of various shapes and many sizes.

 Down in the basement of the store are still more pots and pans in copper and stainless steel and aluminum.

More in the basement

There are heavy specialty pans for and huge stock pots for in sizes for the home cook and the professional chef. 

Enormous pots in the basement

Back on the  ground floor is a floor to ceiling  display of wire whips. It’s so fun to think about the possibilities.

A small look at the large selection of wire whisks available

 The staff will answer any questions you may have and go to great heights to assure your satisfaction.

Some things are kept on high shelves, so the store clerk climbs the ladder.

 Most things were either too large or too heavy to lug back to the US but we did find something for our friend the pastry chef.

Pastry scraper from Dehillerin in Paris

 E. Dehillerin has a website from where items may be ordered and shipped. If you are searching for that impossible-to-find item, this could be your last stop.

Are you the cook that must have all the gadgets? Or are a few basic utensils all you need in the kitchen?

 Sidebar: Rue Coquillière in Les Halles is the street where shellfish venders (coquilles are scallops) traditionally had their stands when Les Halles was the wholesale market center of the city.


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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