Ever wish you had that best friend in Paris who would share with you all her favorite addresses, hidden spots, the very best pâtisseries, all the chic shopping spots and things you must see and do in Paris? For the avid followers of Knife & Fork in the Road, you might already have found that friend. With her newest book Delicious Days in Paris: Walking Tours to Explore the City’s Food and Culture, Jane Paech has become your new best friend in Paris. Themed as walking tours through Paris, this sweet book is divided into 14 chapters with luscious titles like “Rose & Jasimine Macarons,” “Salted-Butter Caramels” and “Champagne & Truffles.” You’ll be transported back to Paris, wandering up and down cobblestone streets and peeking in the windows of Ladurée simply by reading the titles. And that’s just the beginning!
True to the nature of a best friend, Paech brings readers along on a walks throughout Paris in a friendly narrative style that is both highly personal and still resourceful as a travel planner and guide. Each chapter is focused on a specific area or theme through Paris, and the key sites, restaurants and shops have been conveniently highlighted in a shade of pink that reminds me of raspberry macarons. There’s also a useful address list at the end of each chapter and an excellent index to make putting together your own walk in Paris easy.
Whether you’re looking to spoil yourself in the 1st arrondissement with its elegant shopping, stroll the streets of Saint Germain or pick out the freshest ingredients at an open-air market, Delicious Days in Paris is an excellent source of inspiration. In the sweetly named chapter “La Fabuleuse Tarte au Chocolat,” Paech hits many of our favorite spots in the 7th arrondissement and even meets Madelyn, founder of Paris Perfect, at Café Constant. We’re thrilled to be recommended in Jane Paech’s thoroughly delicious tour through Paris.
I fell in love with this book because it’s the ultimate inspiration to become un flâneur (or une flâneuse for you ladies). As Paech writes in the opening, “There is such joy in surrendering to the city and cherishing the moment, perhaps even stumbling upon a secret spot.” Jane Paech’s Delicious Days in Parisis the perfect way to get started, but Paris is waiting to be discovered by you! Just tuck this book in your bag and you’ll discover the sweetest side of Paris as you go.
Stay tuned to the Paris Perfect Blog for an upcoming interview with Jane Paech and guest blog post she has shared with us about the pleasures of apartment living in Paris.