Paris isn’t exactly the easiest place to live for anyone with specific dietary requirements, whether vegetarian, vegan, or allergic to dairy or gluten. Even health food stores have a pretty meager selection. So last night when I was browsing the aisles at my local Champion supermarket I was surprised to see a whole section just for gluten-free products, branded by Carrefour.
There were pastas, breads, and even chocolate cake make with cornstarch. And who doesn’t like chocolate cake? So I popped it in the cart. Personally, I found it a tad on the dry side, so perhaps next time I’ll put some buttermilk frosting, melted caramel, or crème anglaise on it. It’s not going to get on any “best of Paris pastries” list, but overall, thumbs up on moving in the right direction!
UPDATE: Read about our test-drive of other gluten-free breads in Paris: Gluten-Free Bread in Paris (that doesn’t suck)