Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local

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Beware readers who like good food and love to eat–Tasting Paris is a must-have. Even if you do not cook at all and are not interested in recipes, you will enjoy the weeks of fascinating reading offered here. Clotilde Dusoulier is a superb writer and storyteller and colorfully tells you all about Parisian foods, markets, restaurants, bakeries, and other Parisian establishments related to food. Dusoulier grabs your attention in her great introduction by giving a brief history of Parisian cuisine and then describing her early morning while taking her children to school, passing cafes and boulangeries filled with fresh, warm, buttery croissants. The recipes are strictly French–the foods she prepares are those she knows well as a Parisian. The book is of high-end production value with no expenses spared and is filled with awesome professional photography, mostly of foods but also of Parisian scenes. The recipes range from really simple (classic café au lait) to those only the most experienced cook would attempt (Turkish flatbread; apple turnover). Among the hundred recipes, you read about places like La Maison Poilâne where three generations of bakers turn out unbelievable artisan breads and about the bakers’ competition for the best baguette in Paris. To read Dusoulier’s many first-hand experiences is a delight for the senses.

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Author Clotilde Dusoulier
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Publish Date 2018-Mar-20
ISBN 9780451499141
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Issue July 2018
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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