Synopses & Reviews
For sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet
. At once unique and universal, these essays by Joseph Wechsberg, Naomi Barry, and Diane Johnson, among others, present tantalizing glimpses of culinary life in the world capital of love and food.
From unforgettable vignettes of resourceful chefs feeding hungry Parisians after World War II to the birth and rise of nouvelle cuisine–it’s all here: the old-time bourgeois dinners, the tastemakers, the hero-chefs, and, of course, Paris in all its charm, arrogance, and splendid refinement.
About the Author
is the editor in chief of Gourmet
magazine and the editor of the Modern Library Food series. She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Tender at the Bone
and Comfort Me with Apples
. She has been the chief restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times
and The New York Times
. She lives in New York City.
From the Hardcover edition.