Synopses & Reviews
The food scene in Paris has changed dramatically since 2007,
when Markets of Paris was first published. Yes, the same markets
are held in the same locales as always—literally, for centuries—
but many have undergone a remarkable transformation led by
a young generation of purveyors focused, even more than their
predecessors, on local and organic (“bio”) produce. Markets
of Paris, 2nd Edition revisits the entire market scene in Paris.
The new edition is even “greener” with updated entries that
emphasize the three main marchés biologiques and explore new
trends throughout all the markets.
Other updates focus on the most interesting vendors and most
unique and enticing offerings to be found at each locale. New
features include listings of cooking classes and guided tours of
the markets that show you how and what to buy, and how to
cook, the ingredients purchased. The authors also add picnic
places and suggested picnic menus using items from nearby
markets. In keeping with growing interest in knowing where
food comes from, the authors include profiles and photos of
farmers and other artisanal suppliers behind the best food stalls
and restaurants. Restaurant recommendations are updated
to emphasize those that are noted for using fresh, local, seasonal,
and organic ingredients, or that are otherwise unique
and foodie-friendly. A “what’s in season when” listing has been
added that highlights what’s most plentiful or fresh throughout
About the Author
Dixon Long is a novelist and short story writer, as well as the author of the first edition of Markets of Paris
(The Little Bookroom), and Markets of Provence
. He has lived in Paris and Provence, and now lives in the Bay Area.
Marjorie Williams has been attending farmers markets since her childhood. She has written for many publications, including Edible South Shore edition, which focuses on the farms and produce found in southeastern Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.