Why do so many of us have an unabashed crush on Paris, and French culture in general? I know it's all very romanticized, and yet if a Paris apartment shows up on Apartment Therapy or there's a peek into a French kitchen here on The Kitchn, there I am — drool on face, dreams in head. It doesn't matter if the kitchen is the size of a shoebox; it's the size of a shoebox ... in Paris.
I thought I'd take a more practical approach today, however, and point out some of the recurring details and interesting features I've noticed in many Paris kitchens. It may help explain in part our fascination with French kitchens, but really, they're just good insights for any small, city kitchen!