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.


  • Tanner14  on  4/16/2018 at 5:07 PM

    Blackberry bostock

  • jigglesfrog  on  4/16/2018 at 5:09 PM

    morning brioche

  • kroshey  on  4/16/2018 at 5:11 PM

    Roast chicken

  • stef  on  4/16/2018 at 5:37 PM

    Floating islands with caramel sauce and strawberries

  • jmay42066  on  4/16/2018 at 5:51 PM

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

  • Kristjudy  on  4/16/2018 at 5:54 PM

    Potato chip and chive omelet,what fun!

  • lauriesk  on  4/16/2018 at 6:49 PM

    Ratatouille pita sandwich with chopped eggs and tahini sauce

  • Lorihahn  on  4/16/2018 at 6:58 PM

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

  • nesshawk  on  4/16/2018 at 7:24 PM

    Gratineed Mussels YUMMM

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  4/16/2018 at 8:07 PM

    Fish tagine chermoula

  • eliza  on  4/16/2018 at 9:31 PM

    Olive and goat cheese quick bread

  • akrupnick  on  4/16/2018 at 9:45 PM

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

  • bjamison01  on  4/16/2018 at 10:42 PM

    deviled avocado

  • Signe  on  4/16/2018 at 11:00 PM

    Earl grey madeleines

  • demomcook  on  4/16/2018 at 11:28 PM

    chocolate bread

  • RNJessicaK  on  4/17/2018 at 12:27 AM

    Poached Pears!!

  • passioneta  on  4/17/2018 at 12:32 AM

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

  • heyjude  on  4/17/2018 at 2:22 AM

    Morning Brioche

  • ravensfan  on  4/17/2018 at 7:12 AM

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

  • matag  on  4/17/2018 at 7:54 AM

    Easy puff pastry

  • kmn4  on  4/17/2018 at 9:46 AM

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

  • sarahawker  on  4/17/2018 at 10:31 AM

    Baked makrouts (Makrouts au four)

  • koolMoD  on  4/17/2018 at 12:11 PM

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce (Profiteroles)

  • ktwalla  on  4/17/2018 at 1:28 PM

    Old Fashioned Apple Turnovers

  • janv  on  4/17/2018 at 1:33 PM

    I would love to know how to make Choux pastry

  • aminning  on  4/17/2018 at 2:20 PM

    carrot chickpea crepes

  • contest718  on  4/17/2018 at 6:04 PM

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

  • tarae1204  on  4/17/2018 at 7:44 PM

    The chocolate bread rolls

  • Joyceeong  on  4/17/2018 at 8:17 PM

    Stuffed Bread Rolls

  • rchesser  on  4/17/2018 at 9:37 PM

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce (Profiteroles)

  • Livia  on  4/18/2018 at 2:38 AM

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

  • LizyB  on  4/18/2018 at 7:36 AM

    Chicken & pistachio terrine

  • robynsanyal  on  4/18/2018 at 1:33 PM

    Gratineed Mussels

  • kbateman19  on  4/18/2018 at 1:38 PM

    Cake aux olives et chevre

  • jaburg  on  4/18/2018 at 11:01 PM

    Poached Pears

  • greenvelvet  on  4/20/2018 at 11:39 AM

    Carrot chickpea crepes

  • mpdeb98  on  4/20/2018 at 5:07 PM

    Old-fashioned apple turnovers

  • jchern  on  4/20/2018 at 6:17 PM

    Ah, morning brioche!

  • Coffeebean  on  4/20/2018 at 6:45 PM

    Morning brioche

  • Mariarosa  on  4/20/2018 at 7:03 PM

    Chicken colombo!

  • KittyPride  on  4/20/2018 at 7:10 PM

    I would make the Morning brioche (Brioche du matin)

  • MiMi60  on  4/20/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Vanilla ice cream puffs with chocolate sauce

  • tamt  on  4/20/2018 at 7:59 PM

    Lemon spatchcocked chicken

  • linmin  on  4/20/2018 at 8:16 PM

    Parisian Flan

  • t.t  on  4/20/2018 at 8:19 PM

    Turkish lamb flatbreads (Lahmajoun)

  • v.t  on  4/20/2018 at 8:54 PM

    Stuffed bread rolls and classic cafe au lait

  • BMeyer  on  4/20/2018 at 10:09 PM


  • Juli  on  4/20/2018 at 11:03 PM

    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  4/20/2018 at 11:54 PM

    Hazelnut crusted goat cheese and apple salad

  • Julia  on  4/21/2018 at 12:05 AM

    Turkish lamb flatbreads

  • eildoncook  on  4/21/2018 at 12:50 AM

    Roast chicken

  • chasteph  on  4/21/2018 at 1:36 AM

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

  • CheekySpouse  on  4/21/2018 at 2:07 AM

    Turkish Lamb Flatbreads

  • dknight54  on  4/21/2018 at 6:13 AM

    hazelnut-crusted-goat-cheese-and Apple salad

  • PeavineBlues  on  4/21/2018 at 7:55 AM

    Ratatouille Tahini Sandwich

  • fbrunetti  on  4/21/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Chicken Colombo with plantains

  • chimpbob  on  4/21/2018 at 8:55 AM

    Morning Brioche

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  4/21/2018 at 9:28 AM

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

  • finnsmom64  on  4/21/2018 at 9:41 AM

    Earl grey madeleines

  • AsTheNight  on  4/21/2018 at 10:15 AM

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

  • ktpotat  on  4/21/2018 at 10:53 AM

    Roasted Squash soup

  • Steben  on  4/21/2018 at 12:33 PM

    Parisian flan (Flan Parisien)

  • luccio  on  4/21/2018 at 12:49 PM

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

  • lgroom  on  4/21/2018 at 4:15 PM

    Baked makrouts

  • TanyaD  on  4/21/2018 at 4:23 PM

    Chocolate bread (Pain au cacao et chocolat)

  • RSW  on  4/21/2018 at 5:15 PM

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

  • GregH  on  4/21/2018 at 6:43 PM

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

  • Ingridemery  on  4/21/2018 at 10:23 PM

    Olive and goats cheese quick bread

  • Yarnia  on  4/21/2018 at 11:52 PM

    Rye and red miso bread

  • essptee  on  4/22/2018 at 2:38 AM

    Flan Parisien

  • sugo  on  4/22/2018 at 4:17 AM

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

  • LizyB  on  4/22/2018 at 6:36 AM

    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  4/22/2018 at 9:32 AM

    roast chicken

  • jim.windle  on  4/22/2018 at 12:17 PM

    Steak with peppercorn sauce

  • permie_girl  on  4/22/2018 at 5:38 PM

    Chocolate and orange ricotta breakfast cake

  • creeker  on  4/22/2018 at 11:34 PM

    Parisian tart

  • creeker  on  4/22/2018 at 11:37 PM

    Blackberry bostock

  • shaunterria  on  4/23/2018 at 10:04 AM

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

  • sgump  on  4/23/2018 at 12:02 PM

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

  • lebarron2001  on  4/23/2018 at 1:20 PM

    Gratinéed mussels with garlic and parsley

  • verorenee  on  4/23/2018 at 4:55 PM

    chocolate hazelnut spread

  • jd5761  on  4/23/2018 at 5:24 PM

    Roasted Squash soup sounds lovely

  • EmilyR  on  4/24/2018 at 1:36 AM

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

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  4/24/2018 at 7:56 AM

    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  4/24/2018 at 10:09 AM

    Olive and goat cheese quick bread

  • Ishtar  on  4/24/2018 at 10:44 AM

    Parisian onion soup

  • TheHummer  on  4/24/2018 at 4:28 PM

    Always like a good Steak with Black Pepper Sauce

  • Sfgordon  on  4/25/2018 at 2:58 PM

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

  • shaz4  on  4/26/2018 at 5:25 AM

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

  • shellee  on  4/26/2018 at 6:22 AM

    Bistro vinaigrette (La vinaigrette des bistros) sounds lovely

  • PeavineBlues  on  4/26/2018 at 7:56 AM

    Chocolate bread

  • Terrill  on  4/26/2018 at 12:01 PM

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

  • lpatterson412  on  4/26/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Strawberry Rice Cream!

  • lpatterson412  on  4/26/2018 at 2:24 PM

    I meant Tunisian Sandwich!!

  • kateiscoooking  on  4/27/2018 at 10:19 AM

    I'd try the potato chip omelet

  • trudys_person  on  4/27/2018 at 11:17 AM

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

  • sharonsalsbury  on  4/27/2018 at 8:31 PM

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

  • juazella  on  4/27/2018 at 10:49 PM

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • Dannausc  on  4/28/2018 at 5:29 AM

    Deviled avocado

  • hibeez  on  4/28/2018 at 7:45 AM

    chocolate bread.

  • antpantsii  on  4/28/2018 at 8:10 AM

    Poached eggs with bread crumbs and onion pickle

  • rachael_mc  on  4/28/2018 at 12:41 PM

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

  • PennyG  on  4/28/2018 at 3:42 PM

    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  4/28/2018 at 5:58 PM

    morning brioche

  • marsmomma  on  4/28/2018 at 9:32 PM

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

  • Lizzbethh  on  4/29/2018 at 1:33 AM

    Roasted pork tenderloin with apple cider sauce . Yum!!

  • Werepanda  on  4/30/2018 at 3:44 AM

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

  • sywcindy  on  5/1/2018 at 2:04 AM

    Rye and red miso bread sounds interesting!

  • motherofpearl81  on  5/1/2018 at 11:35 AM

    Fall vegetable carpaccio

  • Dutchmary  on  5/1/2018 at 2:33 PM

    Flan parisien

  • jillrowe  on  5/1/2018 at 10:49 PM

    Mushroom Bourguignon

  • Teruska  on  5/2/2018 at 9:47 AM

    Either Mushroom Bourguignon or Smoked Mackerel tartine with beet relish.

  • cellenly  on  5/2/2018 at 12:51 PM

    deviled avocado

  • SallyCristina  on  5/3/2018 at 7:38 PM

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • iza27  on  5/4/2018 at 12:51 AM

    Chocolate bread! You can never have to much chocolate ;)

  • FuzzyBee  on  5/4/2018 at 5:21 AM

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

  • susiebee  on  5/4/2018 at 12:35 PM

    Radish leaf pesto! What a great sounding idea.

  • susiebee  on  5/4/2018 at 12:39 PM

    Radish leaf pesto! What a great sounding idea.

  • jenlhawes  on  5/6/2018 at 1:43 PM

    I’d love to make morning brioche.

  • miggsy  on  5/6/2018 at 9:22 PM

    Parisian flan-- yum!

  • pyrifera  on  5/9/2018 at 1:15 PM

    Moroccan crumpets!

  • AnnaZed  on  5/9/2018 at 5:32 PM

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

  • Veestar14  on  5/10/2018 at 11:09 AM

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

  • cake17uk  on  5/12/2018 at 5:01 AM

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

  • lils74  on  5/12/2018 at 7:20 AM

    Lemon spatchcocked chicken!

  • Lmocooks  on  5/12/2018 at 9:02 AM

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

  • catmommy9  on  5/13/2018 at 7:15 PM

    Lentil soup with sausage and fennel

  • Wojtanowski  on  5/15/2018 at 9:53 AM

    earl grey madelines

  • leilx  on  5/16/2018 at 1:53 PM

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

  • Radley  on  5/17/2018 at 6:53 AM

    Carousel Waffles

  • littleminxgirl  on  5/18/2018 at 12:02 AM

    Chocolate bread! YUM!

  • Siegal  on  5/19/2018 at 2:36 PM

    I want to make Parisian flan

  • orchidlady01  on  5/20/2018 at 2:36 AM

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

  • nomadchowwoman  on  5/21/2018 at 9:31 AM

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

  • ltsuk  on  5/23/2018 at 1:00 AM

    Salted caramel flaky pie (Kouign amann)

  • eatysmith  on  5/23/2018 at 10:29 PM

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

  • annime  on  5/25/2018 at 4:34 AM

    buckwheat crepes

  • Arinelle  on  5/25/2018 at 3:08 PM

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

  • jim.windle  on  5/27/2018 at 1:31 PM

    Steak with peppercorn sauce

  • Curlyfatkins  on  5/28/2018 at 4:49 AM

    Moroccan crumpets (Baghrirs)

  • Brancica  on  5/29/2018 at 11:40 AM

    I love flan so the Parisian Flan sounds awfully good

  • madelainelc  on  5/29/2018 at 10:05 PM

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

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