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The Quintessential Parisian Experience!
on 26 March 1999
The order of the book flawlessly executes the author's approach: reveal Parisian culture through its bakeries and pastries. The establishments featured in the book are adroitly described, allowing the reader to appreciate their institutional status as well as the cultural significance of their recipes. I have thoroughly enjoyed preparing several of the recipes. Many of the recipes are more appropriate for those with a skilled touch; those with little experience in the French kitchen might better relegate this book to the coffee table, where many a guest of mine has relished in its exquisite photography and warm prose.