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Read online A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food From the critically acclaimed author of PARIS PARIS and A PASSION FOR PARIS comes a delectable culinary history of the gastronomic capital of the world b .

In his trademark witty and informative style David Downie embarks on a quest to discover What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover s paradise Long before Marie Antoinette said Let them eat cake actually it was brioche the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty two part meal featuring hare stew eel soup and honeyed wine during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty two main dishes and sixteen desserts yet in Grimod de la Reyni re the father of French gastronomy regaled guests with fifty two courses fifteen wines three types of coffee and seventeen liqueurs .

Following the contours of history and the geography of the city Downie sweeps readers on an insider s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce no longer to the unfortunate queen but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles Along the way readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food by David Downie

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A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
Title:A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
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ISBN:1250082935
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Number of Pages:320
Category:Non fiction, Travel, France, Food
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A tense and gripping thriller set in current day Paris but with deep ties to turn of the century Paris the Second World War and the Cold War CIA, Beautifully written and refreshingly original makes us see Paris in a different light i San Francisco Chronicle i i Book Review i br br Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in on a one way ticket his head full of romantic notions Curiosity and the legs of a cross country runner propelled him daily from an unheated seventh floor walk up garret near the Champs Elys es to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani the tombs of P re Lachaise cemetery the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic le Saint Louis midstream in the Seine br Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district married to the Paris born American photographer Alison Harris an equally incurable walker and chronicler Ten books and a quarter century later he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris and writing about the city he loves An irreverent witty romp featuring thirty one short prose sketches of people places and daily life i Paris i Paris i Journey into the City of Light i ranges from the glamorous to the least known corners and characters of the world s favorite city br br Photographs by Alison Harris br br I loved his collection of essays and anyone who s visited Paris in the past or plans to visit in the future will be equally charmed as well David Lebovitz author of i The Sweet Life in Paris i br br A quirky personal independent view of the city its history and its people Mavis Gallant br br Gives fresh poetic insight into the city a voyage into the bends and recesses the jagged edges the secret interiors of Paris Departures, This gorgeous book is devoted to Liguria Italy s picturesque and culturally rich region that boasts a breathtaking Mediterranean seacoast and its mountainous backyard Downie s lively account of the fascinating history and lifestyle is matched by Harris s photographs of Liguria s dramatic locales from Camogli the saltiest most piratical town on the Mediterranean to the interior a vast vertical garden dotted with towns carved from the rugged landscape Enchanted Liguria also includes rarely photographed interiors of grand aristocratic villas and elegant houses some of which have been family homes since before the unification of Italy Thirty recipes from the region s best chefs reflect the taste of Liguria in a celebration of herbs marvelous pastas breads and seafood The appendix is a guide to museums villas specialty food stores and workshops Enchanted Liguria is a practical essential and beautiful tribute, Rome is the most beloved city in Italy if not the world Rich in culture art and charm the Eternal City is also home to some of the most delicious and accessible cooking in all of Italy Influenced by both the earthy peasant fare of the surrounding hillsides and the fish from the nearby Mediterranean Roman food makes the most of local ingredients and simple age old techniques Yet while Italian cookbooks abound no American book has focused on Romes unique and varied fare In this beautifully illustrated cookbook author David Downie and photographer Alison Harris offer a comprehensive collection of more than Roman recipes exploring the lively uncomplicated food traditionally served in Roman homes and trattorie From well known dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara to popular snack food like Pizza Bianca to distinctive specialties like Roast Suckling Lamb each recipe in em Cooking the Roman Way em is simple authentic and easy to make at home With four color photographs of landmarks markets and food stories about and profiles of food vendors entertaining anecdotes and a food lovers guide to the streets of the city this book paints a vivid picture of Rome and the food that has sustained it for millennia