Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier

Look at the cover of Clotilde Dusoulier's Tasting Paris. Those are profiteroles, cream puffs filled with
ice cream and covered with chocolate. I had them in Paris, and they are to die for. Some of the other ninety-nine dishes in Dusoulier's book are too. Her book is subtitled "100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local". It's a magic escape book, filled with photos of Paris, stories about the food and the city. It's a luscious book.

Yes, there are recipes in the book. But, Dusoulier tells readers or travelers what restaurants or bakeries first served various types of foods so those of us who go to Paris for the food can find it. And, she mentions a few places I've been to in Paris, including Angelina's. There's a photo of Cafe St. Regis, where we had drinks. And, she takes readers to different parts of the city, different greenmarkets, bars, bistros.

If you're looking for fresh food, "Every neighborhood in Paris centers on a bustling market street that offers a high concentration of specialist food shops: bakeries, butcher shops, fish stalls, cheese shops, charcuteries, wine shops, delis, pastry and chocolate shops, tea and spice shops..."

Gorgeous photos. One hundred recipes for those of you who cook. Stories of restaurants and bakeries for those of us who love to eat. I'm ready to go back to Paris thanks to Dusoulier's Tasting Paris.

Clotilde Dusoulier's website is cnz.to. You can sign up for her newsletter there, and you can sign up for a private walking tour if you're going to be in Paris!

Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier. Clarkson Potter, 2018. ISBN 9780451499141 (hardcover), 256p.

*****
FTC Full Disclosure - I'll admit I bought this book to give as a gift, but read it first. (smile)

4 comments:

Kaye Barley said...

I love this book AND the sweet woman who gave it to me! It's more than just a cookbook, for sure. xxoo Kaye

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Love profiteroles.

Lesa said...

So much more, Kaye. Hugs!

Lesa said...

Me, too, Jeff. I could go for some right now.