Synopses & Reviews
Clotilde Dusoulier, a native Parisian and passionate explorer of the city's food scene, has won a tremendous following online with her insider reports and wonderful recipes. Her book Chocolate & Zucchini
introduced her to a wider, equally enthusiastic audience. The New York Times Magazine
said, "Reading Chocolate & Zucchini
is...irresistible. Dusoulier is the Parisian friend we all wish we had."
Now in Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris, Clotilde reveals her all-time favorite food experiences in her native city. She takes us on a mouthwatering tour of the restaurants, wine bars, and outdoor markets she loves the most, as well as cheese, pastry, ice cream, candy, chocolate, and cookware shops.
She covers everything from the best places for lunch, tea, or a glass of wine to "neo bistros" and the newest places to go for spectacular yet affordable meals. Packed with advice on everything from deciphering a French menu to ordering coffee correctly, this book is like having Clotilde as a personal guide. Twelve tempting recipes are also included, shared or inspired by Clotilde's favorite chefs and bakers.
For first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike, Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris offers invaluable insider recommendations for eating and shopping with Parisian panache.
"Dusoulier (Chocolate and Zucchini) combines the best of easy-to-page-through travel guides with the friendly, immediate feel of her charming blog and other Internet resources to provide the ideal foodie's guide to Paris. Dusoulier's inquisitiveness, sharp observation and affection for list-making serve her well in making this culinary heaven seem manageable. Her restaurant recommendations for each of the 20 arrondissements feel fresh and personalized, like tips from a friend, and most are relatively affordable if one follows Dusoulier's advice for when and what to eat. She also includes a welcome range of cuisines, unlike many Paris guides; boxed sections feature Japanese, Indian and Chinese quarters of the city, with food from numerous other nations sprinkled throughout, but she doesn't neglect classic brasseries and neo-bistros. Nearly as valuable as the lists are Dusoulier's pointers on reading menus, how to treat the staff and French restaurant quirks. The book's second half features judiciously selected markets, bakeries, cheese shops and other specialty outlets; again, international travelers will be gratified by her attention to non-French stores as well as those selling the best escargots, honey and wine from around the country. Topping off the book, a dozen intriguing recipes." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Dusoulier is the Parisian friend we all wish we had....[Her] voice is boisterous, spirited, delightful." New York Times Magazine
About the Author
Clotilde Dusoulier is the author of Chocolate & Zucchini and writes the popular blog chocolateandzucchini.com, from her Paris apartment.