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French Kitchen Cookbook.jpgMy latest recipe book The French Kitchen Cookbook is a collection of my favorite recipes and lessons from my cooking classes in Paris and Provence. Beautifully photographed by Jeff Kauck, this book takes you from appetizers right through to desserts with recipes inspired by the bounty of the Provençal countryside and the elegance of Parisian life. Within these recipes I impart the tips and rules I have learned over the years, that will help anyone become a better cook. But more than anything this book is about a way of life and a lifestyle of food and entertaining. It is all about the joys of combining good food, good wine, and friends altogether around the table—an experience we can enjoy day in and day out, any time. 

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Rendez-Vous at Café Varenne

The other day Walter and I were having lunch at our Paris neighborhood hangout, Café Varenne, and just as we were finishing a superb dish of ultra-tender and meaty tendrons de veau (breast of veal)  tossed with fresh pasta, carrots, and slivers of Parmesan cheese (perfect for a cold, rainy day in May!)  two women addressed us: “You’re Patricia Wells, and we are here because of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris.” Indeed, the mother and daughter duo from Boston had just been to the Rodin museum, and as the guide and iPhone app suggest, this is a great address nearby. Owners Sylvain and Agnès Didier are gracious hosts and the food just gets better and better. Enjoy a sip of their white Quincy from the Loire and the fine, crusty baguettes from Boulangerie Secco right across the street.

36, rue de Varenne, Paris 7, Tel: +33 1 45 48 62 72, Métro: Rue du Bac or Sèvres-Babylone, à la carte 30€.

Open Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 10:30PM, Saturday 9AM to 8PM. Closed Sunday, holidays, and 2 weeks in August.

THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO PARIS BOOK SIGNING AT WH SMITH: APRIL 8

This coming Tuesday, April 8, the lovely people at WH Smith will be hosting a book signing and talk around the release of the 5th edition of The Food Lover's Guide to Paris. I will be signing books between 6–7PM and giving a presentation on the guide from 7–8PM. Hope to see you there!

WH Smith
248  rue de Rivoli, Paris 1
TEL:  + 33 1 44 77 88 99
www.whsmith.fr

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