The Patisseries of Paris

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Parisians know that a perfect pain au chocolat or wild strawberry tart is among life's greatest pleasures. But which patisserie has the most intensely flavored macarons, the most sophisticated chocolates, or a croissant that is truly beyond compare? In the pages of The Patisseries of Paris, you'll find the most enticing sweets in Pairs. You'll discover what time of day Parisians in the know get items as they come out of the oven, the museums with the most stylish cafes, and other charming spots for light meals. ...
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Overview

Parisians know that a perfect pain au chocolat or wild strawberry tart is among life's greatest pleasures. But which patisserie has the most intensely flavored macarons, the most sophisticated chocolates, or a croissant that is truly beyond compare? In the pages of The Patisseries of Paris, you'll find the most enticing sweets in Pairs. You'll discover what time of day Parisians in the know get items as they come out of the oven, the museums with the most stylish cafes, and other charming spots for light meals. This is the essential guide for anyone who wants to experience French culture, bite by delicious bite.
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Editorial Reviews

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"I'm here at Du Pain et des Idées, a mouthwatering bakery in the 10th whose Belle Époque decor pales in comparison with his splendid produce] thanks to Jamie Cahill, whose clever little book The Pâtisseries of Paris has sent me in search of some of the treasures she picks out." --Erica Wagner, The Times (London)

"This charming book profiles almost 100 of the best patisseries, chocolate shops, tea salons, ice cream parlors and other sweet spots in Paris. Author Jamie Cahill also includes the best picnic spots and offers several lovely sidebars: a profile of a chocolate buyer for a fashionable gourmet store, a behind-the-scenes look at the daily goings-on in a patisserie kitchen and the history of three crucial items in the French kitchen...Cahill also mentions other useful tips, including brief descriptions of the various types of creams and cream fillings that form the foundation of French pastries." --The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"The Patisseries of Paris: Chocolatiers, Tea Salons is a book for your sweet tooth. For those who have a passion for macaroons, this book will inform you where to find every patisserie in every arrondissement." --BonjourParis

"If there was one book published this year that delivered total bliss and joy, it is Patisseries of Paris by Jamie Cahill. With illustrations. Millefeuilles. Chaussons. Chocolatines. Sultanes. Cornes de gazelles from La Mosquee. Babas au rhum. Tartes aux fruits rouges. More petits fours than there are in heaven." --Best Christmas Books, The Times (London)

"Jamie Cahill has compiled the city's best pastry shops, bakeries, ice cream shops, chocolatiers, and salons de thé." --Gridskipper

"If you’re looking for a absolute guide to Paris Pâtisseries, I suggest you get yourself a copy of The pâtisseries of Paris – Jamie Cahill’s latest book, so beautiful you could read it anytime of the year, but which could become quite handy if you’re planning to visit Paris." --FoodBeam

"This charming book profiles almost 100 of the best patisseries, chocolate shops, tea salons, ice cream parlors and other sweet spots in Paris. Author Jamie Cahill also includes the best picnic spots and offers several lovely sidebars." --The Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892145529
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 694,547
  • Product dimensions: 4.78 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Cahill worked in journalism, public relations, and marketing before moving to Paris. A lifelong dessert lover, she recently completed the city of Paris’s professional pâtisserie course. She now lives in London.

Alison Harris has worked throughout the world shooting photos for travel books, cookbooks, advertising campaigns, book covers, and magazine stories. Her latest book is Markets of Paris, published by The Little Bookroom.

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