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A taste of Paris : a history of the Parisian love affair with food / David Downie.

Downie, David, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250082930
  • ISBN: 1250082935
  • Physical Description: xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Formatted Contents Note: Thanks and cknowledgements -- Aperitif -- For starters: Antiquity á la Parisienne, C. 53 B.C.-C. AD 500 -- Entrêes, premier service: Medieval Renaissance, C. AD 500-C. 1600 -- Entrées, second service: Medici á la Parisienne, early 1600s -- Entrées, troisième service: Versailles a la royale, 1638-1715 -- Entrées, quatrième service: Ancienne nouvelle, 1700s -- Entremets, cinquième service: Regime change, late 1700s-early 1800s -- Hors d'eruvres: Dining out, 1800s -- Dessert: Modern times, mid-1800s-late 1900s -- Digestif: Neo-retro-post-postmodern nouvelle d'auteur, 1970s-the present.
Summary, etc.: 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 in "A Taste of Paris", revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Èpoque bistros serving diners today, and Marie Antoinette's exquisite vegetable garden, which 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. --jacket
Subject: Food > France > Paris > History.
Gastronomy > France.
Paris (France) > Description and travel.

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