Paris is a great food city. Its unrivalled reputation spans the globe. The city's exceptional and delicious culinary scene has been slowly evolving so that today, eating in Paris is no longer limited to traditional French cuisine. Mouth-watering ethnic cuisine cooked, more often than not, by immigrants from former French colonies, has turned Paris into a delight for Epicureans who not only relish a traditional French confit de canard, but who also savor the flavors of a Moroccan prune tagine or a delicate Vietnamese Phô. The first book on the market to focus on the ethnic influences on Paris's haute cuisine, the more than 100 recipes-including starters, main courses, and desserts-are selected and adapted from internationally renowned chefs such as Fatema Hal of the Mansouria restaurant and Hisayuki Takeuchi of Kaiseki-Sushi, as well as from food lovers transplanted from places as varied as Vietnam, Morocco or Cameroon who are now established Parisians but retain their culture through their cuisine. But complex flavors don't necessarily mean complicated recipes. These are easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step instructions. The regions included in this book are the Maghreb: Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria; Southeast Asia and China: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China; Japan; Lebanon and Syria, and a selection of countries from former French West Africa and islands in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean: Cameroon, Senegal, Reunion, Mauritius and Guadeloupe.
With the added bonus of addresses of top ethnic restaurants in Paris as well as corner shops and ethnic markets, and beautiful, original four-color drawings by Paris-based Lebanese illustrator, Dinah Diwan, The Ethnic Paris Cookbook enables cooks to travel via their palate—ethnic Parisian cuisine will come to your kitchen.
The Ethnic Paris Cookbook has a great selection of ethnic dishes with well-written recipes and witty and helpful drawings of ingredients and finished dishes. Also, for lucky tourists, there are names and addresses of the Paris restaurants that feature the dishes.--Jacques Pepin, chef, cookbook author, and host of his own PBS-TV show
This charming book with delicious accessible recipes is a taste of the real vibrant multicultural Paris of today.--Claudia Roden, cookbook author