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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 bookshelves: The New Parisienne. Find out all about it here


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."

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.

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

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."

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!!!

Everyday Monet

Aileen Bordman

Full of beautiful photos that will transport you straight to Giverny - Monet's famous garden outside Paris - Everyday Monet is for anyone looking to live "their best impressionist life." Full of practical tips on how to bring a little of Monet's world into your own home and garden, this beautiful book covers everything from recipes and entertaining to flower-arranging and planting guides. 

Paris Picnic Club

Shaheen Peershai & Jennie Levitt

We love the beautiful watercolours in this lovely book by Jennie Levitt and Shaheen Peerbhai, while the recipes would make you a true star of any Parisian picnic! Here's a little snippet of the book's lovely background...

Every Friday for a year, in a small town tucked into the hillsides south of Paris, Shaheen and Jennie made a delicious, picnic-style meal for their friends. This grew into a clandestine pop-up restaurant, serving much-anticipated lunches to eighty hungry guests each Friday. In this charmingly illustrated book, you will read about their story and find over 100 flavorful recipes inspired by the diverse cuisines of modern Paris. You’ll delight in eclectic small plates and sharing platters, abundant tartines, creative drinks, indulgent desserts, and more—to savor and share in your favorite picnic spot or at your dinner table.

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