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Jan 15, 2008 03:18 AM

Paris Gourmet Guidebooks?

Does anyone have any recommedations for excellent Paris gourmet guidebooks? (Focusing on anything from where to eat to specialist shops...)

I have already got Gourmet Paris (Emmanuel Rubin), Gourmet Shops Of Paris: An Epicurean Tour (Pierre Rival) and the Time Out Paris Eating / Drinking Guide, but I am eager to read more so that I can plan the ultimate foodie trip.

Website recommendations are also welcome, as are Parisian (but English language) food blogs.

Your help is much appreciated.

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  1. There's a Michelin guide which is very reliable -- not the red one or the green one, one of food shops.

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    1. re: souphie

      I'll definitely look out for this one - though I couldn't find it on Amazon. Do you know the full name of the book?

    2. There is also a book out there on the markets in Paris - Paris in a Basket: Markets : The Food and the People (Cookery/Food and Drink) - Nicolle Aimee Meyer; its supposed to be great - mine is on its way so I can't vouch yet.

      1. I found Patricia Wells' 'Food Lover's Guide to Paris' helpful on my first visit.

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        1. re: ms. clicquot

          It continues to help me, and her web site, has great, up-to-date information.

          1. re: ChefJune

            This book looks wonderful - is it quite rare now? (It is quite expensive to buy on Amazon but I think it's worth it!)

        2. Steven (Stephen?) Kaplan has written a guide of Paris Boulangeries that I'd check out.
          Can't vouch for it, but he's a very good historian.

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          1. re: Bob Loblaw

            It's also quite good as a bakery guide, if not final. Actually, it is mostly useful as a list of great bakeries, while his rating inside the list focuses on the sole baguette, using a fixed set of criteria.

          2. You should also check out Pudlo Paris 2007-2008, suppose to be pretty good.