Marjorie Williams and Beatrice Peltre, Markets of Paris and La Tartine Gourmande
06/14/2012 7:00 pm
“This is the perfect book format for toting around Paris. . .Markets of Paris
describes in thoughtful prose a variety of Paris markets, focusing
primarily on the 65 outdoor food markets that are an essential part of
the Paris landscape. . . .But, for me, what really sets this book apart
is the careful prose. Time is taken to capture the essence of how one
market’s aura can differ from any other in Paris...There’s just enough
here to whet your appetite, get you into the Metro, or putting on your
walking shoes to explore neighborhoods that may have escaped your
“As bright as a sunny day in the French countryside, La Tartine Gourmande
will inspire cooks with fresh, vibrant vegetables and colorful fruits
and berries. From breakfast through dessert, this lushly photographed
book by Béatrice Peltre will have cooks everywhere licking their lips . .
. and their plates!” David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert and The Sweet Life in Paris
Marjorie Williams has been attending farmers markets since her childhood. She has written for many publications, including Edible South Shore edition, which focuses on the farms and produce found in southeastern Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Peltre was born and raised in the countryside in northeastern France.
She is a freelance food writer, stylist, photographer, and the author of
the award-winning blog LaTartineGourmande.com. Her work has appeared in
such places as Saveur, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, as well as in other international and online publications and books. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.