Judgment of Paris

Author: George M. Taber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743297326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The New Paris

The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

Author: Lindsey Tramuta

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350146

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.

Paris

An Architectural History

Author: Anthony Sutcliffe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068863

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Paris by the Book

A Novel

Author: Liam Callanan

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008273668

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 344

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A whirlwind mystery and unravelling love story set in a little bookshop in the heart of Paris. Some stories are still waiting to be found. In a city of millions, it's easy to lose someone... Twelve weeks before Leah Eady arrived in France, her husband disappeared. Early one morning, he walked out the door and never came back. All he left behind was a scrumpled note in a cereal box, leading her to the bustling streets of Paris. Once she arrives, she discovers a mysterious unfinished manuscript written by her husband, and set in the very same city. Hoping to uncover more clues, Leah takes over a crumbling bookshop with her two young daughters, only to realise that he might just be closer than any of them ever imagined... ...but what if he doesn't want to be found? Don't miss the breathtaking debut from Liam Callanan, perfect for fans of Nina George, Victoria Hislop and Muriel Barbery.

Paris

The Novel

Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0385535317

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life. Praise for Paris “A tour de force . . . [Edward Rutherfurd’s] most romantic and richly detailed work of fiction yet.”—Bookreporter “Fantastic . . . as grand and engrossing as Paris itself.”—Historical Novels Review “This saga is filled with historical detail and a huge cast of characters, fictional and real, spanning generations and centuries. But Paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Both Paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic.”—Booklist “There is suspense, intrigue and romance around every corner.”—Asbury Park Press

Paris

Author: Lisa Davidson,Elizabeth Ayre,Gilles Mingasson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208197

Category: Travel

Page: 270

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All the fabled sights are here – the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre – with detailed background information on each place and how best to visit (purchase museum pass, for instance, for the best price into museums). You will also discover a plethora of lesser-known sights like the great Parisian parks, the Fountains, and the ultra chic Avenue Montaigne. Mapped walking tours of the Old Marais, the Grands Boulevards, and Montparnasse are included. Two-page write-ups treat particular subjects in depth and focus on aspects of Paris such as the city's fascinating cemeteries and the role of great Parisian love affairs within French society. Additionally, suggestions are provided to help the user decide between cruising down the Seine and taking an art class. The guide also provides beautiful 3D artworks that depict the architectural details of the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Versailles. A meticulous history and culture chapter fills you in on the city's background and the Travelwise section provides all the information you need to travelling to and around Paris, as well as the author's pick of the best hotels and restaurants in a variety of price ranges.

Tasting Paris

100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local

Author: Clotilde Dusoulier

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451499158

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Tasting Paris features new and classic French recipes and cooking techniques that will demistify the art of French cooking and transport your dinner guests to Paris. Whether you have experienced the charm of Paris many times or dream of planning your first trip, here you will find the food that makes this city so beloved. Featuring classic recipes like Roast Chicken with Herbed Butter and Croutons, and Profiteroles, as well as newer dishes that reflect the way Parisians eat today, such as Ratatouille Pita Sandwich with Chopped Eggs and Tahini Sauce and Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Peach and Green Almonds. With 100 recipes, 125 evocative photographs, and native Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier’s expertise, Tasting Paris transports you to picnicking along the Seine, shopping the robust open-air markets, and finding the best street food—bringing the flavors and allure of this favorite culinary destination to your very own kitchen.

A Taste of Paris

A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

Author: David Downie

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250082951

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs. Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette’s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547488547

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

Paris, Capital of Modernity

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945861

Category: History

Page: 384

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Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of the bombastic Sacre Couer. The book is heavily illustrated and includes a number drawings, portraits and cartoons by Daumier, one of the greatest political caricaturists of the nineteenth century.

Paris

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French fiction

Page: 744

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Paris as it was and as it is

or, A sketch of the French capital, illustrative of the effects of the revolution, with respect to sciences, literature, arts, religion, education, manners, and amusements; comprising also a correct account of the most remarkable national establishments and public buildings

Author: Francis William Blagdon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: N.A

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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Love, Style, and Bad Habits

Author: Anne Berest,Audrey Diwan,Caroline De Maigret,Sophie Mas

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385538669

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with children -- have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic. You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do -- but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool. From the Hardcover edition.

Paris

Author: Daniel Noin,Paul White

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: 9780471949442

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Explores the distinctiveness of Paris and compares it to contemporary urban experiences elsewhere. The authors begin by looking at the features that have made Paris a world city. There's a detailed examination of how Paris functions today, including its economic base, recent urban changes, housing and the built-up environment, Parisians and the structure of the city's neighborhoods. Of particular interest is a chapter in which the voices of Parisians themselves "speak" as they go about living their daily lives.

Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

Author: Elizabeth Bard

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316072007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 590

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In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pavé au poivre, the steak's pink juices puddling into the buttery pepper sauce? LUNCH IN PARIS is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Packing her bags for a new life in the world's most romantic city, Elizabeth is plunged into a world of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and size 2 femmes fatales. She learns to gut her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen), soothe pangs of homesickness (with the rise of a chocolate soufflé) and develops a crush on her local butcher (who bears a striking resemblance to Matt Dillon). Elizabeth finds that the deeper she immerses herself in the world of French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate. French culture, she discovers, is not unlike a well-ripened cheese-there may be a crusty exterior, until you cut through to the melting, piquant heart. Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer ratatouille, swordfish tartare and molten chocolate cakes, Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success and discovering what it truly means to be at home. In the delicious tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, this book is the perfect treat for anyone who has dreamed that lunch in Paris could change their life.

Paris, France

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401601

Category: History

Page: 120

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The American writer provides an anecdotal account of her lifelong love with the French city, offering her opinions on French culture, the cultural scene, and life with some of her famous friends

The Architecture of Paris

An Architectural Guide

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698967

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.