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Bistros transport us into the Paris of our collective memory, of our youthful imagination, of literary legend. Here are the haunts of Henry Miller, the hangouts for Hemingway and Fitzgerald, the watering spots for Richard Wright and James Baldwin. In Paris by Bistro, you enter the neighborhoods of the tiny narrow streets, pass the smoky clubs and steamy little restaurants. You learn the character of each district and encounter a Paris that you might think no longer existed.
Experience the real Paris as you discover:
--Charming, great value alternatives to the classic restaurants
--Imaginative cuisine and friendly welcomes from young chef-owners who care about their customers
--Quick bites next to major tourist attractions
--Movers' & shakers' bistros for lunches close to the centers of power
--Student hangouts with joyous bistro nightlife
--Chefs' favorite bistros
--Surprising bargains all over Paris
On the way to becoming better acquainted with the city, you'll find yourself in a cafe-chantant in Edith Piaf's neighborhood, where the often raucous entertainment is part of the modest price. You'll try a bistro where a former U.S. President is sometimes glimpsed among the diners. You'll sample the fare at an all-night restaurant that's an institution in Les Halles, and you may find yourself next to an official of the Cordon Bleu in his favorite bistro, a little-known gem in the 15th district.
"Paris by Bistro is not just a fine guide for taking along to Paris. It is a marvelous read for anyone interested in Parisian food, arts and artists...The gossipy anecdotes are particularly entertaining." -Avenues (St. Paul, MN)
"Your guide to the legendary cafes of gay Paree by a couple who have spent 30 years eating their way through them." -The Dorset Echo (UK)
"For the past 30 years Christine and Dennis Graf have spent part of each year in Paris, working their way around the cafes, picking out the best and recording their history and character, along with opening times and nearest Metro stations. The result is Paris by Bistro: A Guide to Eating Well." -Blackpool Gazette and Reporter (UK)
"After searching in vain for a book that told the stories of Paris bistros, Christine and Dennis Graf of St. Paul decided to write one themselves. After visiting more than 130, they wrote Paris by Bistro, a guide to the little neighborhood eateries where some of the best food in the City of Light is found.... But the book is more than a collection of reviews. The Grafs look at bistros in many other dimensions...If you're making a pilgrimage to Paris to follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and other literary lions, the Grafs' book will tell you where they ate...They indicate which have historical interest and which offer romantic ambiences...They tell the stories of bistro patrons and chefs with the warmth that they found there themselves."-St. Paul Star Tribune
"This guide to the legendary bistros of Paris is a heartfelt and insightful tribute to their stories and legends. They are places where history and fiction have been made.... Original photography and useful listings."- France Magazine
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Christine Graf, author of the bestselling Cafés of Paris and numerous Paris-related articles, is an enthusiastic and accomplished cook. She draws inspiration from Paris bistros, as well as from the classics such as Julia Child, James Beard, and an occasional course at the Cordon Bleu.
Dennis Graf, her husband, brings a photographer's eye to his descriptions that enliven the pages of Paris by Bistro. He is a former librarian; she a former French teacher. Together they have made over thirty trips to Paris, and now live there each summer.Review:
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