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The Paris Gourmet: Restaurants Shops Recipes Tips (Flammarion Chic Lifestyle) [Paperback]

Trish Deseine , Christian Sarramon
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23 Sep 2013 Flammarion Chic Lifestyle
In The Paris Gourmet , Trish Deseine serves up a definitive guide to French cuisine, divulging her secrets on all aspects of Gallic food and entertaining. Her extensive black book of foodie addresses in Paris and online is an essential resource for stocking your kitchen with indispensible cooking utensils and table trimmings, procuring the best ingredients, or dining at her most treasured restaurants. Her practical advice covers everything from selecting produce at the market to a sampling of her favorite French recipes. Trish distills tips gleaned over two decades of living in France into lists of rules on all aspects of enjoying food and entertaining tips from hosting a great cocktail party to being the perfect guest. A glossary of French cookery terms completes this handsome book that features a leatherette binding and ribbon page marker. Trish has become one of Frances most celebrated food writers thanks to her unpretentious approach to food. This accessible book provides all the information you need to delight in French culinary traditionsin the style of Patricia Wellss seminal Food Lovers Guide to Paris and to host like a true Parisienne.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (23 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2080201565
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080201560
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Covers all bases 8 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
This gem of a guidebook will make you want to jump on the next train/plane to Paris. The first half is effectively a listings book, with lots of cafes, bistros and food shops, but since the recommendations are all written first-person by Trish (and are each around 50-150 words), they feel much more personable. It's like having a local by your side, saying 'Follow me, I know this great little place...'

It's a bit hard to get a grasp of where the different places are, since they're grouped by category (bistros, speciality shops etc.) and there's no map, but the second half of the book works much more effectively. There's a brilliant section 'The very best...' in case you're craving onion tart, crepes or coffee and don't know where to go. There's a low-down on all the food markets and even a recipe section so you can trial a few dishes while planning your trip!

It's quite a heavy tome, so perhaps not one for carrying round as you walk around the city, but you could certainly pour over it while planning where to go each day - and come up with a long list of mouthwatering suggestions. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 26 Dec 2013
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I ordered this book because it is exactly what I would hope for to guide me through a gastronomic week in Paris at reasonable cost.
Having read it, I ordered another copy for my daughter and her family in Windsor, all of whom will visit Paris for some reason during the next twelve months.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discovered new markets and foodie places in Paris 8 April 2014
By Bijou
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Excellent guide to food markets, restaurants and places to visit in Paris. Would definitely recommend as an interesting guide if you enjoy food and wandering about in Paris.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insider Foodie Tips 28 Feb 2014
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This is a nicely produced book with good quality paper and glossy pictures to stimulate the palate. It's a very personal selection of eateries and food retailers. The subjective nature of the entries makes it more appealing in a way, as it gives you a better idea of the styles and ambiences. Trish's writing style is concise and witty. Entries are grouped by type, not always logically. The lack of any index or maps is rather frustrating. It's more of an inspirational foodie lookbook than anything, but it will give you some fun places to visit on your next trip to Paris.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for my holiday! 4 Feb 2014
By pixie
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This will be very handy to dip into whilst on holiday in Paris. It covers alot of ground re shopping and the best places to eat and visit. There are some good tips within the book and covers lovely places to eat. Cafes, restaurants, tea rooms...icecream and cakes...A nice book to browse whilst sipping that Kir and planning your next move!
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