Chocolate-filled Eggshells by Bonnat

The Bonnat family has been making chocolates in Voiron in the south of France since 1884. Their Hérisson (hedgehog) is a favorite of mine (a chocolate-covered hazelnut praline) and their single estate Grand Cru bars are intriguing. Our friends at Sur La Table are offering the Bonnat's chocolate and hazelnut praline-filled real eggshells– at $35 for half a dozen eggs it's not a bargain, but …

Boule

Chant along with me: Chocolaterie, Pâtisserie, Viennoiserie, Confiserie, Glacerie… I'm still tweaking from my visit to Boule— LA's three month-old shop of wonders by pastry chef Michelle Myers (who is also the co-owner of Sona restaurant). Everything I sampled was great, and several were really exceptional. Her macarons are second only to Ladurée in Paris. Her lemon chiffon marshmallow was tangy and light. And her …