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Named Best Culinary Travel Guide in the World in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009.

Book reviews

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN (August 5, 2008)

"Clotilde bestows useful tips, cultural insights and the sort of lively commentary and acerbic asides your best friend might if she were young, Parisian and food-obsessed. Not limiting herself to restaurants, she embraces all things food-related, including bookstores, food fairs, markets, bakeries, specialty shops, cheese shops, bakeries, fish shops -- even seed emporiums. All of this information is contained in a volume that comfortably fits in a handbag."


"Dusoulier manages to be at once thoughtful, insightful, frank and joyful in describing 164 eateries and more than 130 bakeries and food specialty shops in Paris. She covers just what an outsider might need to respectfully and happily nibble his way through town, with a good bit of history and context, subtle tips on avoiding being an obnoxious tourist and even a few recipes from her favorite chefs. [...] There's a joy and depth to the writing that's not often seen in guidebooks."

NEW YORK TIMES (June 1, 2008)

Selected in the 20 More Cookbooks list: "Advice and recipes from the popular French food blogger and author of Chocolate and Zucchini."

NPR (May 25, 2008)

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"Dusoulier [...] goes beyond simply listing recommended restaurants in her book. She hunts down the best Paris has to offer and weaves in advice on how to understand French menus, how to order food correctly and how to behave in a French food store."


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"Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris is a guide to the author's favorite haunts for what the French call le fooding. Her collection includes well-known addresses (Les Ambassadeurs, L'Astrance) but the majority of her finds are small, original spots a few paces off the tourist track. Dusoulier says she writes with an appreciation for value, the French concept of bon rapport qualité/prix, and as a result, many of the places she selected for inclusion are relatively inexpensive -- welcome news for American readers, whose currency hit a record low during the month of the book's release."

TODAY SHOW (April 29, 2008)

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PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY (March 3, 2008):

"Dusoulier (Chocolate and Zucchini) combines the best of easy-to-page-through travel guides with the friendly, immediate feel of her charming blog and other Internet resources to provide the ideal foodie's guide to Paris. Dusoulier's inquisitiveness, sharp observation and affection for list-making serve her well in making this culinary heaven seem manageable. Her restaurant recommendations for each of the 20 arrondissements feel fresh and personalized, like tips from a friend, and most are relatively affordable if one follows Dusoulier's advice for when and what to eat.

She also includes a welcome range of cuisines, unlike many Paris guides; boxed sections feature Japanese, Indian and Chinese quarters of the city, with food from numerous other nations sprinkled throughout, but she doesn't neglect classic brasseries and neo-bistros. Nearly as valuable as the lists are Dusoulier's pointers on reading menus, how to treat the staff and French restaurant quirks.

The book's second half features judiciously selected markets, bakeries, cheese shops and other specialty outlets; again, international travelers will be gratified by her attention to non-French stores as well as those selling the best escargots, honey and wine from around the country. Topping off the book, a dozen intriguing recipes."