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Paris guide book recommended for food

Jack Barber Apr 15, 2008 07:35 PM

I'm going to be in Paris for a week later this month but haven't had time to do much research. Can anyone recommend a guidebook with good food / market listings? Many thanks.

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    rrems RE: Jack Barber Apr 15, 2008 08:41 PM


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      johnecampbell RE: rrems May 10, 2008 03:06 PM

      Any Patricia Wells book, although check it for being up-to-date.

    2. souphie RE: Jack Barber Apr 16, 2008 01:55 AM

      there's a Michelin for food shops, it is highly reliable. It's not your usual red guide, I can't remember how it's called exactly, but it's the ultimate food shopping guide, methinks. The thread rrems mentioned is mostly for restaurants (there again Michelin is globally reliable but not very explicit).

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        Oakglen RE: souphie Apr 16, 2008 08:34 AM

        The Pudlo Paris guide covers everything you need, in English. Michelin is probably superior for high-end restaurants; both are subdivided by arr.. The Pudlo will set you back $20.00. I use them both.

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          Dodo RE: Oakglen Apr 16, 2008 09:05 AM

          I second the Pudlo. If you read French, add the two Lebey also (one for the restos, one for the bistrots).

          As for the Paris food/non-food market, the link has been posted many times here. You should find it with the search button or by scrolling down a couple of days.

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            DollyDagger RE: Dodo Apr 20, 2008 03:15 AM

            I got some very good recommendations from Chowhounds here:

            Go for the Pudlo Paris guide if you can but to be honest, you can do a lot worse than the TimeOut guide.

            Rick Steves' website (and book) has some good shopping / market reccomendations, including a great Rue Cler walk.

            I found good up-to-date info on foodie blogs, like Chez Pim, The Girl Who Ate Everything, and Chocolate & Zucchini - well worth a google!

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              sarapeater RE: DollyDagger May 2, 2008 03:50 PM

              Clotilde Dusoulier's new book just came out. It's Edible Adventures in Paris. It's fun to read but imperfect. Here's a link:

      2. ChefJune RE: Jack Barber May 2, 2008 07:55 PM

        Patricia Wells' web site usually has up-to-date recs. I've never gone wrong with her suggestions.

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          souvenir RE: Jack Barber May 3, 2008 10:25 AM

          I collect all sorts of food books on Paris, so would have a hard time picking just one to recommend. On the other hand, I haven't seen the following one recommended yet, and I think it is quite a nice little guide:
          Markets of Paris (Paperback)
          by Dixon Long (Author), Ruthanne Long (Author), Alison Harris (Photographer)

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