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Tasting Paris features new and classic French recipes and cooking techniques that will demistify the art of French cooking and transport your dinner guests to Paris. Whether you have experienced the charm of Paris many times or dream of planning your first trip, here you will find the food that makes this city so beloved. Featuring classic recipes like Roast Chicken with H Tasting Paris features new and classic French recipes and cooking techniques that will demistify the art of French cooking and transport your dinner guests to Paris. Whether you have experienced the charm of Paris many times or dream of planning your first trip, here you will find the food that makes this city so beloved. Featuring classic recipes like Roast Chicken with Herbed Butter and Croutons, and Profiteroles, as well as newer dishes that reflect the way Parisians eat today, such as Ratatouille Pita Sandwich with Chopped Eggs and Tahini Sauce and Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Peach and Green Almonds. With 100 recipes, 125 evocative photographs, and native Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier's expertise, Tasting Paris transports you to picnicking along the Seine, shopping the robust open-air markets, and finding the best street food--bringing the flavors and allure of this favorite culinary destination to your very own kitchen.


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Tasting Paris features new and classic French recipes and cooking techniques that will demistify the art of French cooking and transport your dinner guests to Paris. Whether you have experienced the charm of Paris many times or dream of planning your first trip, here you will find the food that makes this city so beloved. Featuring classic recipes like Roast Chicken with H Tasting Paris features new and classic French recipes and cooking techniques that will demistify the art of French cooking and transport your dinner guests to Paris. Whether you have experienced the charm of Paris many times or dream of planning your first trip, here you will find the food that makes this city so beloved. Featuring classic recipes like Roast Chicken with Herbed Butter and Croutons, and Profiteroles, as well as newer dishes that reflect the way Parisians eat today, such as Ratatouille Pita Sandwich with Chopped Eggs and Tahini Sauce and Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Peach and Green Almonds. With 100 recipes, 125 evocative photographs, and native Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier's expertise, Tasting Paris transports you to picnicking along the Seine, shopping the robust open-air markets, and finding the best street food--bringing the flavors and allure of this favorite culinary destination to your very own kitchen.

30 review for Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local: A Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lesa

    Look at the cover of Clotilde Dusoulier's Tasting Paris. Those are profiteroles, cream puffs filled with ice cream and covered with chocolate. I had them in Paris, and they are to die for. Some of the other ninety-nine dishes in Dusoulier's book are too. Her book is subtitled "100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local". It's a magic escape book, filled with photos of Paris, stories about the food and the city. It's a luscious book. Yes, there are recipes in the book. But, Dusoulier tells readers or traveler Look at the cover of Clotilde Dusoulier's Tasting Paris. Those are profiteroles, cream puffs filled with ice cream and covered with chocolate. I had them in Paris, and they are to die for. Some of the other ninety-nine dishes in Dusoulier's book are too. Her book is subtitled "100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local". It's a magic escape book, filled with photos of Paris, stories about the food and the city. It's a luscious book. Yes, there are recipes in the book. But, Dusoulier tells readers or travelers what restaurants or bakeries first served various types of foods so those of us who go to Paris for the food can find it. And, she mentions a few places I've been to in Paris, including Angelina's. There's a photo of Cafe St. Regis, where we had drinks. And, she takes readers to different parts of the city, different greenmarkets, bars, bistros. If you're looking for fresh food, "Every neighborhood in Paris centers on a bustling market street that offers a high concentration of specialist food shops: bakeries, butcher shops, fish stalls, cheese shops, charcuteries, wine shops, delis, pastry and chocolate shops, tea and spice shops..." Gorgeous photos. One hundred recipes for those of you who cook. Stories of restaurants and bakeries for those of us who love to eat. I'm ready to go back to Paris thanks to Dusoulier's Tasting Paris. Clotilde Dusoulier's website is cnz.to. You can sign up for her newsletter there, and you can sign up for a private walking tour if you're going to be in Paris!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hirondelle

    I was a fan of her blog (which still exists I think, though very sporadic posts and recipes are now IMO a bit strange) from way back on the hey-day of food blogs (that is late 00s). I liked a lot her first recipe book Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, where from a recente browse I found the styling has aged a lot (IMO), but the text and recipes were fantastic still. Her career after that seems to be focused on packaging "French" or "Paris" to an American (middle clas I was a fan of her blog (which still exists I think, though very sporadic posts and recipes are now IMO a bit strange) from way back on the hey-day of food blogs (that is late 00s). I liked a lot her first recipe book Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, where from a recente browse I found the styling has aged a lot (IMO), but the text and recipes were fantastic still. Her career after that seems to be focused on packaging "French" or "Paris" to an American (middle class) market and not terrible interesting. But just browsing through this I thought it was a bit better and getting it I was right. It is still a bit seat-at-home tourist and daydream about Paris, but it has plenty of interesting recipes, it is a realistic diverse modern Paris and her recipe writing is still precisely to my taste, clear and funny. Tagged quite a few things to try as well, so it also passes the test of stuff I would want to eat and/or cook.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I haven’t tried cooking any recipes yet, so four stars for now. The recipes are arranged as one might spend a day eating in Paris, starting with breakfast and ending with late night. Primarily a cookbook, it is sprinkled with information about Paris, and French history and culture. It was a nice escape during the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel all but impossible. Update: We made one recipe from the book so far, and it was so good that I’m bumping this rating up to five stars. We’re excited to try I haven’t tried cooking any recipes yet, so four stars for now. The recipes are arranged as one might spend a day eating in Paris, starting with breakfast and ending with late night. Primarily a cookbook, it is sprinkled with information about Paris, and French history and culture. It was a nice escape during the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel all but impossible. Update: We made one recipe from the book so far, and it was so good that I’m bumping this rating up to five stars. We’re excited to try more!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    When Clotilde Dusoulier announced that she was coming out with her fifth book I may have lost it a little. In a good way. I have all of her books, love her blog (Chocolate and Zucchini, which is one of the first blogs I ever read), and even hired her for a food tour of Montmartre when we were in Paris in January 2017. She has such a healthful and unique approach to food, using and combining ingredients I never would have thought of myself. Tasting Paris is Clotilde's most approachable cookbook ye When Clotilde Dusoulier announced that she was coming out with her fifth book I may have lost it a little. In a good way. I have all of her books, love her blog (Chocolate and Zucchini, which is one of the first blogs I ever read), and even hired her for a food tour of Montmartre when we were in Paris in January 2017. She has such a healthful and unique approach to food, using and combining ingredients I never would have thought of myself. Tasting Paris is Clotilde's most approachable cookbook yet. Whenever I get a new cookbook I go through it, page by page, writing down each recipe I'd like to try. The recipes I make note of are those that aren't too intimidating and I would feel comfortable making that night for dinner if all of the ingredients were in the kitchen. Most cookbooks I go through have ten or fewer, some have 20-30, but Tasting Paris has 50 recipes that I want to make right now. I have already made the Oven-Roasted Ratatouille into Ratatouille Pita Sandwiches with Chopped Eggs & Tahini Sauce. This week I am making the Classic Ham & Bacon Quiche and Roasted Squash Soup & Curried Cheese Quenelle. Soon after that I'll be making a Potato Chip & Chive Omelet, Croque Madame, and Tuna Escabeche. There's a comfortable mix of super easy recipes, regular weeknight dinner recipes, and others that are a little more intimidating to the average cook. But for those that fall into the "intimidating" category, the ingredients and steps are very approachable and will only require a little courage to get started (I'm looking at you, Kouign Amann). The photography was shot by Nicole Franzen and it is absolutely stunning. There is almost a photo for each recipe but a few are missing. Keep an eye out for more recipe reviews in my Wednesday Whimsy posts and a compilation post in a few weeks. If you haven't yet, please go check out the Chocolate and Zucchini blog and if you have an interest in cooking (or know someone who does) you can pre-order or buy Tasting Paris here or pick it up in a bookstore tomorrow, March 20, 2018! I am honored to be a part of the Tasting Paris launch team, for which I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura Bradbury

    I have been a fan of Clothilde’s since the early days of her blog “Chocolate & Zucchini.” Her recipes are always no-nonsense but with a very solid dose of fun and whimsy – also, just look at those profiteroles on the cover. Gah. This book contains 100 recipes to eat like a local, and she truly delivers. It is one of my faves in our kitchen.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    One could say I'm feeding my French obsession with this... but I'm just going to say I'm broadening my taste in food from different cultures. One could say I'm feeding my French obsession with this... but I'm just going to say I'm broadening my taste in food from different cultures.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Iryna Zinchuk

    After this book I want to Paris

  8. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This is a lovely cookbook. It has lovely pictures that not only show you the beautiful food but also have little snapshots into life in Paris. The recipes sound wonderful and I can't wait to make all of them but it is really the commentary provided by the author that really brings it together and takes it from just a cookbook to a beautiful view into the world of Paris. I have been to Paris multiple times but didn't quite feel the strong love for Paris that others have declared. I believe this i This is a lovely cookbook. It has lovely pictures that not only show you the beautiful food but also have little snapshots into life in Paris. The recipes sound wonderful and I can't wait to make all of them but it is really the commentary provided by the author that really brings it together and takes it from just a cookbook to a beautiful view into the world of Paris. I have been to Paris multiple times but didn't quite feel the strong love for Paris that others have declared. I believe this is because I didn't get enough time to slow down and enjoy and learn the real Paris; the beautiful and historic culture of Paris that the Parisians grow up with. I regret this but this wonderful cookbook has helped to meet that need and in a way made it a stronger need. I feel like I learned so much about the life of Paris through the authors stories and food. I have learned that love of Paris through this book, however, this has given me even stronger regret because I don't know the next time I will get to go back to Paris and truly experience a hint of the beautiful things I have learned from this cookbook.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marzi PECEN

    I am biased. Clotilde is a friend. But even if you haven’t met her the tone of her writing is friendly and accessible. The recipes are perfect for a little taste of Paris & her recollections are a walk in the streets of the city with her by your side. Like all her recipes they are easy to executive and delicious.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Dusoulier, Parisian food lover and blogger (chocolate and zucchini), provides a cookbook that is part recipes and part a look at the food scene in Paris and how the recipes have evolved in the recent past. These are kind of new-traditional Parisian foods. There aren’t recipes for croissants but there is for a French toast croissant melange. The omelet recipe adds potato chips. Recipes often have variations included. Some recipes are Middle Eastern/North African influenced including a Tunisian Tu Dusoulier, Parisian food lover and blogger (chocolate and zucchini), provides a cookbook that is part recipes and part a look at the food scene in Paris and how the recipes have evolved in the recent past. These are kind of new-traditional Parisian foods. There aren’t recipes for croissants but there is for a French toast croissant melange. The omelet recipe adds potato chips. Recipes often have variations included. Some recipes are Middle Eastern/North African influenced including a Tunisian Tuna salad version of the salade nicoise. The recipes are clearly written. Pictures of some recipes. Lots of pictures of Paris. I liked the cookbook because it bridges not the new and the old, the traditional and the ethnic influences

  11. 4 out of 5

    Plum

    It’s like being in Paris So much fun reading this book ~ takes me back to fond memories of Paris. Good pictures, descriptions and explanations of various iconic Parisienne dishes. I have yet to cook from it but having had past experience with her recipes, I feel confident that these will turn out well.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Jo

    I loved the recipes and the pictures - a lot of the recipes were pretty accessible for me to make with ingredients I usually have on hand and many also seemed like something I would make on a typical day. The recipes made me think of the time I lived in France so the nostalgia was welcome too. This book felt like a warm hug.

  13. 5 out of 5

    S

    Not as many recipes in this one that I will make, compared to her last book, but still enough to make it worthwhile - Chicken & pistachio terrine! Cauliflower brioche! The blurbs about the specialized family food businesses were interesting. I just wish there were more pics of the actual recipes than random buildings and streets in Paris.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Busch

    I just returned from my first trip to Europe and really loved the French food that we had. Imagine to my surprise that we took a picture of a bakery, Les Petit Mitrons, that was mentioned in this cookbook! ( unfortunately couldn't get in due to the long line). Her recipes seem doable and the ingredients are easily obtainable. The recipe for steamed hard boiled eggs is a keeper. I just returned from my first trip to Europe and really loved the French food that we had. Imagine to my surprise that we took a picture of a bakery, Les Petit Mitrons, that was mentioned in this cookbook! ( unfortunately couldn't get in due to the long line). Her recipes seem doable and the ingredients are easily obtainable. The recipe for steamed hard boiled eggs is a keeper.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    I gained 5 pounds reading this book! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes and make my own puff pastry!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Great French recipes, fun little facts and beautiful photography.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Some of these recipes looked really yummy and I would love to try some. I will probably read this again.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Chocolate bread is life changing!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I like reading a good cookbook with beautiful pictures of Paris and charming stories of neighborhoods and people.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Judd Taylor

    Interesting food tidbits, pretty photography, and tasty recipes.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Arlene

    This is the 3rd time I am reading this book. Trying more recipes

  22. 5 out of 5

    Fran

    What a beautifully written book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    MalteseKat

    Great photos and writing. Fairly easy recipes. At my house we are big fans of the potato chip and chive omelet. C’est parfait.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I am going to make so many recipes out of this book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emily Monroe

    These recipes look amazing and with typical French style, they have minimal ingredients (just buy quality!). I am excited to try them.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ashani

    I love how "whole-French" this book has been ;yes including food from their Colonies!! Lovely collection ! I love how "whole-French" this book has been ;yes including food from their Colonies!! Lovely collection !

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Bright

    Liked this book -- held the interest and provided some great recipes to try.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deanna Detchemendy

    A food and travel book all in one, high quality on every front. Perfect for pandemic couch/kitchen travel!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Will

    Fun recipes and facts about Parisian life. I made a couple and especially enjoyed the salads.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura Lewakowski

    Love the clear directions, the beautiful images of the food, and the stories that go with them. Clotilde never disappoints!

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