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French Food in France

Are you planning a trip to Paris? Or maybe Provence, Normandy, or elsewhere in France? These resources should help you enjoy the food much more!


Selected Books

Chase, Sarah Leah
Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook
TX719.2.P75 C49 1995
If you like to bicycle and cook, try Chase's colorful books on pedaling through different regions of France and eating and cooking the food as you go along. Chase prefers the roasted ratatouille. After Provence, you can move on to Burgundy
Dusoulier, Clotilde
Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris
TX907.5.F72 D976 2008
Clotilde Dusolier, a native Parisian and author of a blog called Chocolate & Zucchini, now reveals her all-time favorite food experiences in Paris, including restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, bookstores, markets and more. A travel guide for foodies!
Herbach, Andy and Michael Dillon
Eating & Drinking in France
TX350.H36 2000
This French menu reader and restaurant guide offers an English to French and a French to English glossary of food terms. A 2006 version for Paris is also available.
Lebovitz, David
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
TX637.L42 2009
An American chef living in Paris intersperses recipes with tales of his humorous adventures.
Mitchell, Joyce Slayton
Paris by Pastry: Stalking the Sweet Life in the Streets of Paris
TX773.M547 2006
Next time you go to Paris, take along this book to help you ferret out all the best patisseries.
Paul, Michael
Sweet Paris: A Love Affair with Parisian Pastries, Chocolate and Desserts
New Zealand-born food photographer Michael Paul takes us on a tour of classic Parisian pastries and other sweets like chocolate eclairs, millefeuille, tarte aux pommes, so that you can decide which ones to order when you get to Paris.
Pudlowski, Gilles
Pudlo Paris 2007-2008: A Restaurant Guide
This revered guide to French restaurants, gourmet shops, cafes, and bars is available in English for the first time. Parisians rely on this book as the most informed, sophisticated, and up-to-date guide published today.

Browse the Catalog

For additional books on culinary travel in France browse the library catalog under the subject headings:


Web Sites

  • Dorie Greenspan's Blog: Paris
    Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan divides her time between New York and Paris.
  • Elle a Table
    The food section of the French magazine offers articles and recipes, including fiches cuisine (recipe box). Practice your French!
  • French Odyssey
    Rick Stein hopped across the Channel to extol the pleasures of French food for French Odyssey, a TV programme on the BBC.