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Aug 8, 2011 11:42 AM

Best Translation Book for French Restaurants/Menus?

Can anyone recommend an easy-to-use English-French menu translation book that we can use in Paris? We don't speak French and I don't have a smart phone, so apps won't work. I need a real book. Please help!

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  1. Without question: Temmerman's A to Z of French Food. No inexpensive, but cheap in the long run as it is the only book you'll most probably ever need.

    Otherwise, Google Patricia Wells or Dorie Greenspan blogs for excellent online glossaries.

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    1. re: mangeur

      was able to download Wells' excellent glossary and then convert to PDF, then open in Ibooks on my phone which made it searchable, and pretty quick too.

      1. re: Gman

        We do what Gman says. Patricia works very well for us, and downloaded to "favorites" on, we have free access to her glossary even without acesss to the Internet.

    2. We have used this one for years and had no problems translating the menu.