The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafés, Markets, Bakeries, and More

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafés, Markets, Bakeries, and More

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by Patricia Wells
     
 

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The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.

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The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.

In 457 entries—345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics—The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells’s meritocratic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L’As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café for crêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy “reviews” of Yelp or Trip Advisor.

Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest métro stop, specialties, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
05/15/2014
This title provides travelers with a well-considered, comprehensive guide to all manner of Paris food, from bistros to chocolate shops. Wells arrived in Paris in 1980 to live, research, and write a guide to the city's food. Her book, reissued repeatedly since 1984, is divided by category such as restaurant, bistro, market, pastry shops, and cheese shops. Within these sections, establishments are listed by arrondissement, or district. The short and to the point but completely enticing entries are sprinkled with the author's experiences and preferences. Wells provides each establishment's contact information, hours, approximate prices, and nearest metro station. The guide also includes 40 recipes and a French/English food glossary. Other manuals that cover the Paris food scene tend to focus on the markets (Dixon Long and Marjorie R. Williams's Markets of Paris: Food, Antiques, Artisanal Crafts, Books & More) or restaurants only (Alexander Lobrano's Hungry for Paris). VERDICT Travelers, locals, expats, anyone in Paris or who plans to go will be well served by this gem that demystifies the City of Light's food and dining delights.—Louise Feldmann, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761181408
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
128,671
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Patricia Wells, for more than two decades the restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune, is the author of the award-winning Bistro Cooking, as well as more than a dozen other books. She also runs a successful cooking school in both Paris and Provence, where she and her husband have lived for more than 30 years.

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The Food Lover's Guide to Paris 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had bought the original version many years ago. With this new version the book is really nice-looking. Lots of entries and photos. However, many of her dining recommendations do not rate too well on a popular travel website. It seems that maybe the proprietors and staff know that because it is she who is dining there they make a tremendous effort to have the dishes prepared quite well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have purchased all editions of this tome and find it indispensible when in Paris. I recently had to purchase a new 4th Edition as I lent my first copy to some friends who took it to Paris and used it so much I let them keep it.I don't plan on going to Paris for at least a year or more, but I do find it a wonderful read when cooking inspirations allude me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello! * She smiled *