The Paris Cookbook

The Paris Cookbook Review

When acclaimed cookbook author Patricia Wells moved to Paris in 1980, she had no idea it would be "for good." In the two decades since, she has become one of the world's most beloved food writers, sharing her deep passion for her adopted home and teaching millions of Americans how to cook real French food.

In this new book, Patricia leads readers on a fascinating culinary exploration of the City of Moveable Feasts. Both a recipe book and a gastronomic guide, The Paris Cookbook covers all facets of the city's dynamic food scene, from the three-star cuisine of France's top chefs, to traditional bistro favorites, to the prized dishes of cheese-makers, market vendors, and home cooks. Gathered over the years, the 150 recipes in this book represent the very best of Parisian cooking: a simple yet decadent creamy white bean soup from famed chef Joël Robuchon; an effortless seared veal flank steak from Patricia's neighborhood butcher; the ultimate chocolate mousse from La Maison du Chocolat; and much more. In her trademark style, Patricia explains each dish clearly and completely, providing readers with helpful cooking secrets, wine accompaniments, and métro directions to each featured restaurant, café, and market.

Filled with gorgeous black-and white photographs and Patricia's own personal stories, The Paris Cookbook offers an unparalleled taste of France's culinary capital. You may not be able to visit Paris, but this book will bring its many charms home to your table.

Title:The Paris Cookbook
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Elizabeth

    There hasn't been one recipe that has not appealed to us. And we love the short evocative paragraphs about living in Paris that are placed before each recipe.(Particularly fabulous: apple tarts)Champa...

  • Beka

    Expensive and a little boring....

  • Micah Saccomanno

    Patricia Wells butts into every famous restaurant in Paris and steals one recipe. My favorie so far: Twice -cooked mushrooms...

  • Brenda Cregor

    I READ cookbooks like novels. Nigella Lawson "rules" in my mind....

  • September Dee

    Patricia wells shares some delicious recipes. This is well written and a great gift for any Francophile cook....

  • Patricia

    Lots of regional Parisian recipes. Love the Hangar Steak recipe--have made it several times....

  • Emily

    Lovely. Mixture of involved recipes and the simple. Roquefort "Vinaigrette" will become a staple....