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Equal of Patricia Well's Food Lovers Guide to Paris for the 21st century????

jenn Dec 6, 2010 11:07 AM

A family trip to Paris is in the works.

In standard prep, I took a look at my tattered copy of Patricia Well's Food Lovers Guide to Paris. YeGads! Its nearly 12 years old and I have the fourth edition.

Pray tell, fellow 'hounds, who has stepped up to the plate to replace Ms. Wells? I have Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris---is there anything else?


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    jenn RE: jenn Dec 15, 2010 01:20 PM

    goodness, does the lack of response mean there is nothing? Is this the opening for leaving my job and moving to France that I've been longing for--to write the next ultimate guide to food in Paris?

    1. Kagemusha RE: jenn Dec 15, 2010 01:45 PM

      This guy may have some answers:


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        celeryroot RE: jenn Dec 16, 2010 05:29 AM


        John Talbott does a enjoyable blog on Paris restaurants his tastes seem similar to mine

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          jenn RE: celeryroot Dec 17, 2010 10:08 AM

          more mmmm. Honestly I must stop with the reading of food blogs in the middle of the morning when lunch is so very far away.

          Thank you!

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            celeryroot RE: jenn Dec 17, 2010 02:04 PM

            This will keep you busy for the weekend . P Wells is part of this group


        2. Kagemusha RE: jenn Dec 17, 2010 04:06 AM

          Guess you weren't that desperate...But here's some more anyway:


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            jenn RE: Kagemusha Dec 17, 2010 10:09 AM

            I saw the 36 hours in paris thing when I checked the times this am.....I am so very old! I won't be hitting any of the bars mentioned or hanging with any of the snazzy people. . . . then again, I didn't do it when I was younger either.

            But thank you for making sure I saw it!

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            lemons RE: jenn Dec 17, 2010 08:18 PM

            That was a great series of books, and I learned so much from them. And the great photography, too... I was lucky enough to spend some time w/ her in Paris, and thank her for what she'd given so many of us.

            1. JasmineG RE: jenn Dec 17, 2010 09:36 PM

              David Lebovitz has a great blog about food in general and food in Paris, and wrote a book on Paris recently http://www.davidlebovitz.com/ called The Sweet Life in Paris. Also, Clothilde, the woman behind http://chocolateandzucchini.com/ has a book out called Clothlide's Edible Adventures in Paris.

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                alkapal RE: JasmineG Dec 18, 2010 05:51 AM


                i have not seen her book, but chocolate and zucchini's clotilde is always spot on with recipes and entertaining writing.

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                  wontonfm RE: JasmineG Dec 21, 2010 03:57 PM

                  I used David Lebovitz' blog as a guide on my last trip to Paris and ate VERY well. I found his picks very reliable. Great stuff around the Marais.


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                    JasmineG RE: wontonfm Dec 22, 2010 04:50 PM

                    As did I, and one of the chocolate shops that he recommends was completely amazing -- it's out of the way, and I never would have gone there or found it without his blog.

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                  Superette RE: jenn Jan 17, 2012 10:07 AM

                  A little late for the original post - but FYI - Patricia Wells is about to release The Food Lovers Guide to Paris 2011-2012 version as an iphone app, most likely in Feb 2012, followed by a print version in 2013.

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                    lemons RE: Superette Jan 19, 2012 01:20 PM

                    Ooh, good catch. We used to be on her publisher's pr list; must have been dropped. Thanks for the info. (Hoping for an android one as well....)

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                      cometraveler RE: Superette Oct 4, 2013 08:32 PM

                      Any suggestions for similar guides for the South of France ?? I'm afraid that Patricia Wells guide to France is way too old. She has always been one of my favorite restaurant reviewers and it would be great to find something of similar quality. Thanks!

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                        beaulieu RE: cometraveler Oct 4, 2013 11:42 PM

                        Le Guide Gantié.

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                          cometraveler RE: beaulieu Oct 10, 2013 07:57 PM

                          Thank You! I only wish that the ipad app was available in the US. Apparently, you can only buy it from the itunes France store, which seems complicated, if possible at all.

                    2. ChefJune RE: jenn Oct 7, 2013 12:31 PM

                      Patricia Wells would like to think her iphone app that she keeps updated is the 2013 version of both her guides to Paris and France. I don't have an iphone, so I don't know. Her web site (hername.com) has quite a bit of information on it,. though.

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                        cometraveler RE: ChefJune Oct 10, 2013 07:57 PM

                        I have only seen an app for Paris. Have you seen one for France? Thanks.

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