- Publisher: FLAMMARION
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 18mm | 580g
- Publication date: 24 September 2013
- Publication City/Country: Paris
- ISBN 10: 2080201565
- ISBN 13: 9782080201560
- Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 116,863
Trish Deseine, former BBC cooking show host who has sold more than one million cookbooks worldwide, shares tips on food and entertaining in the true Parisian style. In The Paris Gourmet, Trish Deseine serves up a definitive guide to French cuisine, divulging her secrets on all aspects of Gallic food and entertaining. Her practical advice covers everything from selecting produce at the market to setting a holiday table. She offers a sampling of her favorite French recipes and gives pointers for creating an authentic Parisian ambience in the dining room. Trish distills etiquette tips gleaned over two decades of living in France into lists of "rules" on all aspects of entertaining, from hosting a great cocktail party to being the perfect guest. Her extensive black book of foodie addresses in Paris and online is an essential resource for stocking your kitchen with indispensible cooking utensils and table trimmings, procuring the best French ingredients, or dining at her most treasured restaurants. There is a glossary of French cookery terms in this handsome book that features a leatherette binding and ribbon page marker. Trish has become one of France's most celebrated food writers thanks to her unpretentious approach to food. This accessible guide provides all the information you need to delight in French culinary traditions and to host like a true Parisienne.
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Born in Ireland, Trish Deseine has lived and worked in France for twenty-five years. She regularly contributes recipes to French Elle and has published twenty award-winning cookbooks in French. She writes a popular blog and is active on Twitter. She hosted three TV programs that aired on UKTV Food and on the BBC: "Trish's Paris Kitchen," "Trish's Country Kitchen," and "Trish's Mediterranean Kitchen."
"Trish Deseine shares her discoveries from 30 years as a cuisine-crazed Parisienne. This highly personal annotated address book of edible treasures features sections on classic restaurants, the most intriguing Parisian food blogs, and recommendations for cooking classes, but the real treat is Deseine's chapter called "The Very Best...," which provides a grazer's feast of single dish recommendations across the city...can each turn an afternoon's wanderings into a delicious mission." "Passport Magazine " "It physically reminds me of a larger, heavier Moleskin, except this is yellow and chockfull of information and recipes that'll delight any food-obsessed traveler." "Epicurious.com" "These 208 pages are so filled with useful information...this book has become my go-to Paris bible. Even for armchair travelers reading "The Paris Gourmet" is a terrific way to immerse yourself in all the food treasures Paris has to offer. It's a must-have in my opinion."" -Paris Breakfast Blog" "To turn the pages of Trish Deseine's beautiful new book is to open the door to insider's Paris...generosity shines in" The Paris Gourmet, " brimming with tips and epicurean delights."" -France Today" "It's certainly a pleasurable read and prefect for anyone visiting Paris for the first time or the tenth time. It's chock full of tips and information, sure to make any food lover happy."" -Kitchen Conundrum" "This is not just another guide to restaurants or another crepe stand but a book with an opinion and little tips."" -Chocolate & Croissants Blog"