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Thursday 5 Mar 2020    Things to do in Paris, French Recipes & more!

The Books on our Bookshelf

We'll be adding to this growing list as the months go by, so keep checking back to see what new books you should be adding to your own bookshelves!

Everyday Dorie

Dorie Greenspan

Let's start with one of the books we are so very much looking forward to ! Another addition to the Delightful Dorie Greenspan's repertoire of amazing books! 

Featuring more than 125 recipes, Dorie shares all her inspiration for "everyday food with verve." 

Find it here

Drink French

David Lebovitz

Get your hands on Drinking French : The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes! As Willy Wonka says - Candy is dandy, but liqour is quicker. Find out more here.

Incidentally if you're looking for English-speaking bookstores in Paris check out our Handy Map on the subject here.

The New Parisienne

Lindsey Trumata 

Lindsey Tramuta, author of The New Paris, has added follow-up book to our future bookshelves (delayed but on the way!): The New Parisienne. Find out all about it here


Apollonia Poilâne

Full of beautiful photos that will transport you straight in to Apollonia's world of one of the most famous Boulangeries in Paris. This book is a must for the bread lover, and if you keep an eye open, you might be able to spot Apollonia doing a little on-line tutorial or two!

Tasting Paris

Clothilde Dusoulier

One of the stars of our foodie bookshelves, Clothilde Dusolier brings us "100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local" in her latest book, Tasting Paris. Full of inspiring photographs and innovative recipes, we couldn't wait to get our hands on a copy and try out Turkish Lamb Flatbreads, Baked Camembert with Honey and Apple Cider and Vanilla Ice Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce. As the French say, miam miam! 

The Lost Vintage

Ann Mah

Available at http://www.annmah.net/books/

The Lost Vintage is about an ancestral Burgundy vineyard, a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a family secret kept since World War II. "I first visited Burgundy in 2010 to research an article on Thomas Jefferson's favorite vineyards in France," Ann explains in her recent starring role in our Ask A Local blog post. "The minute I set foot in the region, I was captivated by the vine-covered slopes and charming villages. And if I sensed ghosts there, hovering amid the beauty, they only added to my fascination. I think the seed for this novel was planted then. A few years later, I volunteered at "les vendanges," the annual grape harvest, at AR Lenoble in Champagne. It was an unforgettable experience of physically demanding work, community, and a possibly haunted guest room? I kept a journal and this story was born from those wild scribblings."

Patisserie Made Simple

Edd Kimber

We love everything Edd Kimber - this classic Patisserie Made Simple remains a favorite to work from. You may remember Edd's charming face from the Great British Bake Off...and his kitchens have been cooking up a storm ever since! 

Be sure to check out his very active Instagram account for more baking fun!

Don't Be A Tourist In Paris

The Messy Nessy Chic Guide

Messy Nessy Chic - The Cabinet of Curiosities, is a quirky sensation of a blog, attracting an avid readership thanks to its wonderful collection of tips and tales. Now, the Messy Nessy Chic guide, Don't Be A Tourist In Paris showcases all the very best (and least known) address in the city, as well as underrated museums, glimpses of historic Paris, a suburban Paris ghost town, Paris movies, budget options and real Q&As from readers! Like the blog which started it all, this is a real cabinet of curiosities.

In the French Kitchen with Kids

Mardi Michels

Welcome to the world this lovely book, perfect for the little chef! "Twice a week during the school year, you'll find Mardi Michels--French teacher and well-known blogger behind eat. live. travel. write--directing up to a dozen children in her school's science lab as they slice, dice, mix, knead and, most importantly, taste. Whether they're learning to make an authentic ratatouille tian or tackling quiche made with pastry from scratch, Mardi's students can accomplish just about anything in the kitchen once they put their minds to it." Welcome to the fun and fantastic world of In the French Kitchen with Kids!!!

The New Paris

Lindsay Tramuta

Food and travel writer Lindsey Trumata shares an exciting view of Paris with her beautiful book, The New Paris. It's not just us that love it, David Lebovitz sums up the wonderful world that Lindsey opens up for us...

“As the culinary scene in Paris evolves, a new palate of flavors and styles of eating have emerged, redefining what is “French cuisine.” The New Paris documents these changes through the lens of bakers, coffee roasters, ice cream makers, chefs, and even food truck owners. A thoughtful, and delicious, look at how Paris continues to delight and excite the palates of visitors and locals.”— David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen


David Lebovitz

When it comes to one of our favourite Paris chefs and the ultimate French food blogger, no-one explains David Lebovitz's book better than the man himself.

"After a decade of living in Paris, it was time to make my dream come true: To own my own home in Paris, complete with my dream kitchen. Undertaking such a task anywhere can be overwhelming, but doing so in a city with unique customs, and having to learn a brain-draining amount of vocabulary for bank terms, hardware, tools, appliances, and fixtures, was a lesson in patience and perseverance. (Or some might say, a recipe for disaster!) L’appart tells the story, an uproarious comedy of errors, of making my home in Paris, seasoned with a soupçon of delicious recipes."

Central Paris Location

Last Minute Course Places

27 Feb 2024

  • French Market Tour and Cooking Class / Marché Maubert
  • Spend the morning like the locals, with a typical Parisian experience. A full immersion in to French culture with a French Market Tour followed by a hands-on French Cooking Class right in the heart of Paris !

  • Meet at 18 Place Maubert in front of the fountain, next to Metro Station Maubert Mutualité     Time: 9:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €189.00     Availability: 2 places left

27 Feb 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 3 places left

28 Feb 2024

  • French Pastry / The Best of French Pastry
  • The perfect three hour experience for those that love the ‘best of’ classic French Pastries. Enjoy creating the delights you find adorning the windows of your favorite Paris Pastry boutiques.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 4 places left

28 Feb 2024

  • French Macarons / Les Macarons : Technical 3-hour
  • For the serious Macaron lover. Three hours of intensive Macaron time - we will tackle two types of classic macaron shells and four types of classic macaron fillings!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 4 places left

Le Crottin de Chavignol

Saturday 24 Feb 2024

Diving into the wonderful world of French cheeses with a favorite Goat cheese : Le Crottin de Chavignol

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