Tal Spiegel is an Israeli graphic designer and chef patissier based in Paris who has made a name for himself for his Instagram feed - gorgeous pastry after gorgeous pastry, all matched to his colorful shoes.
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Spiegel’s two loves are apparent from his Desserted in Paris Instagram feed. His photos show an artistically crafted dessert, often from one of Paris’s better-known patisseries, staged with an eye for graphic design. The background is meticulously chosen, and always includes Spiegel’s shoes.
Spiegel’s pastry photos have become a viral sensation, and his account has amassed nearly 35,000 followers.
Hidden deep among the images of pastries are a few shots that will be closer to home to fellow Israelis. They include a photo from the Hapoel Tel Aviv-Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer game popularly known as a “derby,” as well as a plate of yellow star cookies, which Spiegel says he prepared for a child’s birthday - and then realized that they look like Holocaust-era Star of David patches.