Kamala Harris spends $500 on cookware at a store in Paris
Couldn’t buy American? Kamala Harris ‘spent $500 on copper cookware at a store when she was in Paris — including a serving platter that cost a whopping $367’
- Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Mr. Doug Emhoff dropped more than $500 worth of high-end cookware at a famous Paris store last week
- Harris left with a $367 copper and stainless steel serving bowl and a $160 . copper and stainless steel casserole
- The Vice President visited France for four days, November 9-13
- French and US relations soured earlier this year when Australia canceled a contract for a French nuclear submarine to instead partner with the US and UK
Vice President Kamala Harris spent more than $500 on cookware at a luxury Parisian food store earlier this month during her four-day visit to restore French and American relations.
Harris stopped by E. Dehillerin with second Mr. Doug Emhoff and ended up spending nearly $578 on pots, pans and other items, it has been revealed.
The vice president treated himself to a $160 copper and stainless steel serving bowl and a $160 copper and stainless steel casserole, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The store disclosed the vice president’s loot to the Free Beacon.
Harris reportedly did her shopping with some smaller kitchen accessories, including a porcelain cocotte and egg shell, a copper cleaner and several wooden spoons.
E. Dehillerin is an upscale gourmet food store known for its stock of commercial-grade copper cookware. It has celebrity chef Julia Child as a fan, and foodies and chefs alike consider it a must-see in Paris, including Anthony Bourdain and Ina Garten.
Williams-Sonoma, an American company, sells similar copper pots for between $200 and $400, depending on style and size.
Vice President Kamala Harris and second Mr. Doug Emhoff spent more than $500 on high-end cookware at a popular Paris store earlier this month.
Harris told reporters the kitchen utensils would be used for her upcoming Thanksgiving feast
The diplomatic trip to France came as the vice president tried to restore relations with the country after they soured when the United States signed a deal with Australia to help build its fleet of nuclear submarines.
The deal — a $66 billion submarine contract — put France-US relations at an all-time low when Australia canceled the contract to instead partner with the United States and the UK.
After the ordeal, France called its ambassador home from the United States and openly condemned the country for its deal with Australia, citing “unacceptable behavior between allies.”
Video shows Harris being greeted by a crowd earlier this month as she enters the gourmet food store and laughs, “I just want to buy a jar,” she says.
As she browses the store, she tells reporters she plans to buy the utensils for Thanksgiving cooking. She offers to share the turkey and stuffing recipe.
Emhoff is by her side and she jokingly describes him as more of an apprentice in the kitchen than a cook.
The vice president stopped by the E. Dehillerin Cookware store in Paris for some new supplies
The vice president spoke to French reporters as she left the store in Paris with her husband
E. Dehillerin is an upscale culinary shop, across the street from the Louvre Museum, known for its inventory of commercial copper cookware
Harris chose a $367 copper and stainless steel serving bowl (left) and a $160 copper and stainless steel casserole dish (right)
“She taught me during COVID,” he told reporters at the time. “After I nearly burned down our apartment, I got a little better.”
Harris talks to a store associate in French and English as she discusses the different products before finally making her choice.
The vice president’s shopping trip came as inflation continued to rise and the US economy struggles to recover from the pandemic.
When asked how her trip to France had gone so far, she said it was “a very productive and good trip”, probably nodding at her two-hour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace.
But she admitted that the US has “a lot of follow-up to do.”
“The partnership between the United States and France remains and will be very strong,” she added on her last day in Paris.
She also told French reporters that America remains “very concerned” about Russia as the Biden administration warned of an imminent threat in Eastern Europe over fears of an invasion of Ukraine amid an escalating crisis on the Belarus border. and Poland.
When asked about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the vice president said: ‘I can’t talk to you about classified information’ and then expressed her concern about the crisis.’
But it wasn’t the first time Harris raised concerns about Russian military movements amid the tense immigrant crisis in Belarus that has the potential to spill over to other countries in Europe.
Harris said at the time that the “eyes of the world” are on the border with Belarus as the Biden administration wades into chaos in Eastern Europe.