In 1980, when I arrived in Paris from New York City....

I had already proposed my first book, to be titled The Food Lover's Guide to Paris. Leaving my job as a food writer for The New York Times, the idea of moving to Paris for "graduate" work in food seemed like a good idea. I always wondered what food writers in Paris did between meals. I wanted to explore more than restaurants: I wanted to know which pastry shop offered  the best croissants, which market would offer the freshest and most most spectacular produce, fish, meat, and cheese, which baker would win my heart with the crustiest sourdough bread, and where on earth would I find the most sublime and seductive selection of French cheeses. Soon I was writing restaurant reviews for the International Herald Tribune, and at the same time began sharing, as well, all my extracurricular food experiences with the world.  And so was born my love of Paris, France, and writing about French food. The Food Lover's Guide to France followed, along with 12 other books,  and most recently a complete revision of that first labor of love, The Food Lover's Guide to Paris, as a book and as an app for the iPhone or iPad.

 

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The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The best restaurants, bistros, cafés, markets, bakeries and more (5th edition), 2014

This newly researched, completely rewritten edition "cracks the code" of the  Parisian food scene. Includes 40 recipes.

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The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence, 2013

A collection of my favorite recipes and lessons from my cooking classes in Paris and Provence.

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Simply Truffles, 2011

Recipes and stories that capture the essence of the black diamond.

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Salad as a Meal, 2011

Healthy main-dish salads for every season.

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We've always had Paris...and Provence, 2009

A scrapbook of our life in France.

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Vegetable Harvest, 2007

This book will alter the way you look at markets, menus and seasons, putting vegetables at the center of the plate.

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The Provence Cookbook, 2004

This book is a window into my Provence: come into my kitchen and share with me the sunshine of this extraordinary part of France.

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Trattoria, 2001

Simple and robust fare inspired by the small family restaurants of Italy.

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The Paris Cookbook, 2001

Over 150 recipes inspired by my favorite Parisian cafes, bistros, wine bars, markets, cheese shops and restaurants.

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Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, 1999

Recipes inspired by my farmhouse in France.

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L'Atelier of Joël Robuchon, 1997

The artistry of a master chef and his protégés.

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Simply French, 1995

Presenting the cuisine of Joël Robuchon.

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Bistro Cooking, 1989

200 recipes inspired by the family restaurants of France.

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The Food Lover's Guide to France, 1987

Taste France as the French do, venturing beyond Paris to savor the gastronomic pleasures of the glorious French countryside.

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The Food Lover's Guide to Paris (in 4 editions), 1984-1999

The indispensable guidebook to Paris -- by the incomparable French food authority.

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