La Grande Epicerie is one of the fanciest supermarkets in Paris. I shop there more often than I’d care to admit, mainly because it’s close to my apartment, but also because I like their wine selection. La Grande Ep (as I like to call it) is also famous for prepared foods — both the usual suspects like baked goods and pâtisserie, but also heartier dishes like boeuf bourguignon or saumon en croûte. (It’s also infamous for ridiculously high prices and some pretty fierce crowds, especially on the weekends.)
While waiting in an interminable queue the other day, I started watching this promotional video, Sur Vos Pieds, or “Under Your Feet,” which celebrates the store’s gigantic kitchens and the chefs who staff them. I was immediately sucked in. Yes, this is a shrewd piece of marketing. But if you’re a food lover like me, it’s also pretty fascinating to watch how these dainty treats are produced. I thought you might enjoy it, too, mes amis!