The food scene in Paris has changed dramatically since 2007, when Markets of Paris was first published. Yes, the same markets are held in the same locales as always--literally, for centuries-- but many have undergone a remarkable transformation led by a young generation of purveyors focused, even more than their predecessors, on local and organic (“bio”) produce. Markets of Paris, 2nd Edition revisits the entire market scene in Paris. The new edition is even “greener” with updated entries that emphasize the three main marchés biologiques and explore new trends throughout all the markets.
Other updates focus on the most interesting vendors and most unique and enticing offerings to be found at each locale. New features include listings of cooking classes and guided tours of the markets that show you how and what to buy, and how to cook, the ingredients purchased. The authors also add picnic places and suggested picnic menus using items from nearby markets. In keeping with growing interest in knowing where food comes from, the authors include profiles and photos of farmers and other artisanal suppliers behind the best food stalls and restaurants. Restaurant recommendations are updated to emphasize those that are noted for using fresh, local, seasonal, and organic ingredients, or that are otherwise unique and foodie-friendly. A “what’s in season when” listing has been added that highlights what’s most plentiful or fresh throughout the year.