Paris is a magical food city—home to the first restaurants, classic French cuisine, and a cosmopolitan collection of foods and flavors from all over France and the world.
It's nearly impossible for a visitor to experience the full wealth of the Paris food scene in a few brief days. It could take a lifetime. Author Clotilde Dusoulier is a Paris native and gracious guide to the foods that make it special. Her award-winning blog, and subsequent book, Chocolate & Zucchini was just the beginning.
In this, her fifth book, she takes the reader through 100 recipes that represent her personal Paris. Through stories and well-structured recipes you can join Clotilde for a morning meal of classic cafe au lait and morning brioche and a visit to La Maison Pollaine, followed by a noon meal of potato chip and chive omelet or a traditional frisee aux lardons et aux oeufs (frisee, bacon and egg salad), or maybe Turkish lamb flatbreads.
For a sweet afternoon treat, bake Earl Grey madeleines and join Clotilde for a visit to La Maison Berthillon for ice cream. Learn about the early evening Parisian custom of l'apero, short for l'aperitif. and try the recipe for chicken & pistachio terrine or butternut kibbeh with spinach and tahini sauce (there are a few cocktail recipes as well, as accompaniment).
The collection of recipes for evening meals begin with soups, but don't miss the recipe for Plaza Athenee's chou fleur en brioche (cauliflower in brioche). For an entree try a twist on a classic, pork pot au feu; or maybe trout and zucchini with almond cream. End with a classic dessert of profiteroles, and read about the Parisian love of cheese and charcuterie.
Late night dining is also a great Parisian custom, try the onion soup!
Hardcover. Delightful color photography throughout.