Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier

Clotilde Dusoulier, the beloved author of the blog Chocolate & Zucchini, has a new exciting cookbook out this month. Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local shares more than 100 recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes, as well as 125 evocative photographs that will charm readers.

Clotilde is a native Parisienne, who as I mentioned, is the voice behind the blog, Chocolate & Zucchini, which has been going strong for fifteen years. This wonderful resource for recipes and Paris inspiration is indexed for our members.

C&Z was one of the first sites that I followed when I started reading blogs religiously. The lure of Paris and Clotilde’s enchanting writing and recipes kept me coming back for more. Her previous titles are on my bookshelves and are indexed for our members. 

Tasting Paris features recipes that include iconic bistro and brasserie fare such as Steak with peppercorn sauce or decadent pastry, as well as newer dishes that reflect the way Parisians eat today think a Moroccan orange salad, Rice and ginger soup or a Turkish lamb flatbread. I love the global flavors you will find here nestled in between the classic Parisian dishes which makes this book even more enjoyable for me.

The food photography is inspirational and those of Paris will spark wanderlust. Whether you want to picnic along the Seine, shop the open-air markets, or seek out the best street food like a local, Tasting Paris has you covered. Throughout the book, Clotilde is our culinary guide to finding the best baguette and what to look for in obtaining the perfect Paris croissant. For those of us who have been to the city of light and dream of returning, we can recreate the flavors of this captivating city in our own kitchen with the delightful recipes here.

Clotilde has a few events planned which we have placed on our calendar and we will continue to update as more are confirmed.

Our EYB Book Preview will give you a closer look inside of this beautiful title and our EYB Recipe Preview shares the following recipes:

Special thanks to Clarkson Potter for sharing the material for our EYB Book Preview as well as for providing three copies of Tasting Paris in our giveaway below (US only) – Eat Your Books is providing one copy worldwide, outside the US. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Eat Your Books is providing one copy worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 29th, 2018.

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  • Tanner14  on  April 16, 2018

    Blackberry bostock

  • jigglesfrog  on  April 16, 2018

    morning brioche

  • kroshey  on  April 16, 2018

    Roast chicken

  • stef  on  April 16, 2018

    Floating islands with caramel sauce and strawberries

  • jmay42066  on  April 16, 2018

    Potato chip and chive omelet (Omelette aux chips et ciboulette)

  • Kristjudy  on  April 16, 2018

    Potato chip and chive omelet,what fun!

  • lauriesk  on  April 16, 2018

    Ratatouille pita sandwich with chopped eggs and tahini sauce

  • Lorihahn  on  April 16, 2018

    Raspberry lemon mille-filled sounds heavenly!!!!!!

  • nesshawk  on  April 16, 2018

    Gratineed Mussels YUMMM

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  April 16, 2018

    Fish tagine chermoula

  • eliza  on  April 16, 2018

    Olive and goat cheese quick bread

  • akrupnick  on  April 16, 2018

    goat cheese and apple salad. Homemade nutella is top of the list too.

  • bjamison01  on  April 16, 2018

    deviled avocado

  • Signe  on  April 16, 2018

    Earl grey madeleines

  • demomcook  on  April 16, 2018

    chocolate bread

  • RNJessicaK  on  April 17, 2018

    Poached Pears!!

  • passioneta  on  April 17, 2018

    Grilled cheese sandwich with ham and egg (Croque-madame)

  • heyjude  on  April 17, 2018

    Morning Brioche

  • ravensfan  on  April 17, 2018

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel (Soupe de lentilles saucisse et fenouil)

  • matag  on  April 17, 2018

    Easy puff pastry

  • kmn4  on  April 17, 2018

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel (Soupe de lentilles saucisse et fenouil)

  • sarahawker  on  April 17, 2018

    Baked makrouts (Makrouts au four)

  • koolMoD  on  April 17, 2018

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce (Profiteroles)

  • ktwalla  on  April 17, 2018

    Old Fashioned Apple Turnovers

  • janv  on  April 17, 2018

    I would love to know how to make Choux pastry

  • aminning  on  April 17, 2018

    carrot chickpea crepes

  • contest718  on  April 17, 2018

    Chocolate cream meringue and for my husband who loves all things caramel Salted caramel flaky pie

  • tarae1204  on  April 17, 2018

    The chocolate bread rolls

  • Joyceeong  on  April 17, 2018

    Stuffed Bread Rolls

  • rchesser  on  April 17, 2018

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce (Profiteroles)

  • Livia  on  April 18, 2018

    It has got to be the Baked Camembert with honey and apple cider 🙂

  • LizyB  on  April 18, 2018

    Chicken & pistachio terrine

  • robynsanyal  on  April 18, 2018

    Gratineed Mussels

  • kbateman19  on  April 18, 2018

    Cake aux olives et chevre

  • jaburg  on  April 18, 2018

    Poached Pears

  • greenvelvet  on  April 20, 2018

    Carrot chickpea crepes

  • mpdeb98  on  April 20, 2018

    Old-fashioned apple turnovers

  • jchern  on  April 20, 2018

    Ah, morning brioche!

  • Coffeebean  on  April 20, 2018

    Morning brioche

  • Mariarosa  on  April 20, 2018

    Chicken colombo!

  • KittyPride  on  April 20, 2018

    I would make the Morning brioche (Brioche du matin)

  • MiMi60  on  April 20, 2018

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce

  • tamt  on  April 20, 2018

    Lemon spatchcocked chicken

  • linmin  on  April 20, 2018

    Parisian Flan

  • t.t  on  April 20, 2018

    Turkish lamb flatbreads (Lahmajoun)

  • v.t  on  April 20, 2018

    Stuffed bread rolls and classic cafe au lait

  • BMeyer  on  April 20, 2018


  • Juli  on  April 20, 2018

    Coming into winter here in NZ, I'm feeling like it would be the rolled lamb shoulder with honey and mustard :). So many delicious options in this book! Thanks for offering a prze for NZ.

  • tanyachef  on  April 20, 2018

    Hazelnut crusted goat cheese and apple salad

  • Julia  on  April 21, 2018

    Turkish lamb flatbreads

  • eildoncook  on  April 21, 2018

    Roast chicken

  • chasteph  on  April 21, 2018

    Flan Parisien is what I'd go for trying first !

  • CheekySpouse  on  April 21, 2018

    Turkish Lamb Flatbreads

  • dknight54  on  April 21, 2018

    hazelnut-crusted-goat-cheese-and Apple salad

  • PeavineBlues  on  April 21, 2018

    Ratatouille Tahini Sandwich

  • fbrunetti  on  April 21, 2018

    Chicken Colombo with plantains

  • chimpbob  on  April 21, 2018

    Morning Brioche

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  April 21, 2018

    I want to make Lentil soup with sausage and fennel (Soupe de lentilles saucisse et fenouil).

  • finnsmom64  on  April 21, 2018

    Earl grey madeleines

  • AsTheNight  on  April 21, 2018

    I would try morning brioche first, since brioche is Rodney's favorite bread.

  • ktpotat  on  April 21, 2018

    Roasted Squash soup

  • Steben  on  April 21, 2018

    Parisian flan (Flan Parisien)

  • luccio  on  April 21, 2018

    Chocolate Hazelnut Spread : these are different ingredients to other versions I have seen…

  • lgroom  on  April 21, 2018

    Baked makrouts

  • TanyaD  on  April 21, 2018

    Chocolate bread (Pain au cacao et chocolat)

  • RSW  on  April 21, 2018

    Tea and honey fruit compote with yogurt (Compote de fruits au thé et au miel, yaourt)

  • GregH  on  April 21, 2018

    Gratinéed mussels with garlic and parsley (Moules gratinées à l'ail et au persil

  • Ingridemery  on  April 21, 2018

    Olive and goats cheese quick bread

  • Yarnia  on  April 21, 2018

    Rye and red miso bread

  • essptee  on  April 22, 2018

    Flan Parisien

  • sugo  on  April 22, 2018

    Frisée with bacon and egg (Frisée aux lardons et aux œufs)

  • LizyB  on  April 22, 2018

    Smoked mackerel tartine with beet relish (When I was in college and biking around France, a cheap lunch was tinned mackerel in white wine sauce on a baguette!)

  • RickPearson54  on  April 22, 2018

    roast chicken

  • permie_girl  on  April 22, 2018

    Chocolate and orange ricotta breakfast cake

  • creeker  on  April 22, 2018

    Parisian tart

  • creeker  on  April 22, 2018

    Blackberry bostock

  • shaunterria  on  April 23, 2018

    Roast chicken with herbed butter and croutons (Poulet rôti au beurre d'herbes et croûtons)

  • sgump  on  April 23, 2018

    Yes to the lentil soup with sausage and fennel (soupe de lentilles saucisse et fenouil)–undoubtedly hearty and filling!

  • lebarron2001  on  April 23, 2018

    Gratinéed mussels with garlic and parsley

  • verorenee  on  April 23, 2018

    chocolate hazelnut spread

  • jd5761  on  April 23, 2018

    Roasted Squash soup sounds lovely

  • EmilyR  on  April 24, 2018

    Olive and goat cheese quick bread (Cake aux olives et chèvre)

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  April 24, 2018

    always wanted to try these so would start with the quick red onion pickle (Oignon rouge en aigre-doux) found on page 19

  • LaurenE  on  April 24, 2018

    Olive and goat cheese quick bread

  • Ishtar  on  April 24, 2018

    Parisian onion soup

  • TheHummer  on  April 24, 2018

    Always like a good Steak with Black Pepper Sauce

  • Sfgordon  on  April 25, 2018

    I'd like to try Deviled avocado (Avocat façon œuf mimosa)

  • shaz4  on  April 26, 2018

    Trout with zucchini and almond cream – from one of the first bloggers I followed!

  • shellee  on  April 26, 2018

    Bistro vinaigrette (La vinaigrette des bistros) sounds lovely

  • PeavineBlues  on  April 26, 2018

    Chocolate bread

  • Terrill  on  April 26, 2018

    Potato Chip and Chive Omelet-sounds so fun and different.

  • lpatterson412  on  April 26, 2018

    Strawberry Rice Cream!

  • lpatterson412  on  April 26, 2018

    I meant Tunisian Sandwich!!

  • kateiscoooking  on  April 27, 2018

    I'd try the potato chip omelet

  • trudys_person  on  April 27, 2018

    I'd like to make the Parisian Flan – remember seeing it in every bakery in Paris.

  • sharonsalsbury  on  April 27, 2018

    would love to try Raspberry lemon mille-feuille (Mille-feuille framboise et citron)

  • juazella  on  April 27, 2018

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • Dannausc  on  April 28, 2018

    Deviled avocado

  • hibeez  on  April 28, 2018

    chocolate bread.

  • antpantsii  on  April 28, 2018

    Poached eggs with bread crumbs and onion pickle

  • rachael_mc  on  April 28, 2018

    Steak with maître d'hôtel butter (Steak au beurre maître d'hôtel)

  • PennyG  on  April 28, 2018

    I need to look no further than the first recipe listed: Classic café au lait (Café au lait classique) – still have never perfected my method for this!

  • Laura1  on  April 28, 2018

    morning brioche

  • marsmomma  on  April 28, 2018

    Grilled cheese sandwich with ham and egg (Croque-madame)

  • Lizzbethh  on  April 29, 2018

    Roasted pork tenderloin with apple cider sauce . Yum!!

  • Werepanda  on  April 30, 2018

    Buckwheat crêpes (Galettes de sarrasin) – because I never managed them quite right

  • sywcindy  on  May 1, 2018

    Rye and red miso bread sounds interesting!

  • motherofpearl81  on  May 1, 2018

    Fall vegetable carpaccio

  • Dutchmary  on  May 1, 2018

    Flan parisien

  • jillrowe  on  May 1, 2018

    Mushroom Bourguignon

  • Teruska  on  May 2, 2018

    Either Mushroom Bourguignon or Smoked Mackerel tartine with beet relish.

  • cellenly  on  May 2, 2018

    deviled avocado

  • SallyCristina  on  May 3, 2018

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • iza27  on  May 4, 2018

    Chocolate bread! You can never have to much chocolate 😉

  • FuzzyBee  on  May 4, 2018

    Potato chip and chive omelette. (Potato chip?!)

  • susiebee  on  May 4, 2018

    Radish leaf pesto! What a great sounding idea.

  • jenlhawes  on  May 6, 2018

    I’d love to make morning brioche.

  • miggsy  on  May 6, 2018

    Parisian flan– yum!

  • pyrifera  on  May 9, 2018

    Moroccan crumpets!

  • AnnaZed  on  May 9, 2018

    Poached eggs with bread crumbs and onion pickle (Œufs pochés chapelure et oignon en aigre-doux)

  • Veestar14  on  May 10, 2018

    Moroccan crumpets (Baghrir). Sounds delicious and exotic!!

  • cake17uk  on  May 12, 2018

    I'd love to try out Parisian flan (Flan Parisien) – sounds good to me!

  • lils74  on  May 12, 2018

    Lemon spatchcocked chicken!

  • Lmocooks  on  May 12, 2018

    So many that I'd love to try, but mushrooms have my heart
    Mushroom Bourguignon

  • catmommy9  on  May 13, 2018

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • Wojtanowski  on  May 15, 2018

    earl grey madelines

  • leilx  on  May 16, 2018

    Parisian hot chocolate. Its one of my most favorite memories of Paris!

  • Radley  on  May 17, 2018

    Carousel Waffles

  • littleminxgirl  on  May 18, 2018

    Chocolate bread! YUM!

  • Siegal  on  May 19, 2018

    I want to make Parisian flan

  • orchidlady01  on  May 20, 2018

    Grilled cheese sandwich with ham and egg (Croque-madame)

  • nomadchowwoman  on  May 21, 2018

    I have tried several versions, but Clothilde's salted caramel flaky pie (Kouign amann) sounds divine!

  • ltsuk  on  May 23, 2018

    Salted caramel flaky pie (Kouign amann)

  • eatysmith  on  May 23, 2018

    "Which recipe in the index would you try first?" Parisian flan (Flan Parisien)!

  • annime  on  May 25, 2018

    buckwheat crepes

  • Arinelle  on  May 25, 2018

    As a French, there are many recipes that I'm familiar with. But not with the Pascade. So I'm intrigued!

  • jim.windle  on  May 27, 2018

    Steak with peppercorn sauce

  • Curlyfatkins  on  May 28, 2018

    Moroccan crumpets (Baghrirs)

  • Brancica  on  May 29, 2018

    I love flan so the Parisian Flan sounds awfully good

  • madelainelc  on  May 29, 2018

    The chocolate hazelnut spread sounds amazing, as someone who loves Nutella, but not what's in it.

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