I look forward to seeing you at one of my book events to celebrate the release of A Taste of Paris… more events and more details to follow asap…
Monday, Oct 2, 2017, 7 pm, Book Passage Corte Madera (51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925, Tel: 415-927-0960): be my guest at the Left Coast Writer's literary salon, where I will meet and greet members and the public, and give a talk about Paris and food.
Wednesday, Oct 11, 6 pm Book Passage Sausalito (100 Bay St, Sausalito, CA 94965, Tel: 415-339-1300): Another great evening, this time in gorgeous Sausalito at Book Passage's new store.
Friday, Oct 13, 7 pm, Rakestraw Books, Danville (3 Railroad Avenue, Danville, California 94526, Tel: 925-837-7337).
Books sold by Mrs. Dalloway's bookstore in Berkeley!
Wednesday, Oct 25, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Weekday Wanderlust, all are welcome to this travel-writing event featuring three writers and their books… drinks and conversation starting at 6 pm, readings at 7 pm
Monday, Oct 30, 7 pm 92nd St Y, Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Sunday, Nov 5, 1 pm, Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW l, Washington, DC 20008, Tel: l 202.364.1919)
Advance praise for A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
“A Taste of Paris took me on the walk I have always dreamed of: a joyous romp through time with culinary historian and literary gastronome David Downie as my guide! The streets and tables of Paris will never be the same and I could not be more grateful.”—Alice Waters
“A veritable encyclopedia of everything you ever wanted to know about the Parisians and their victuals. This literary tour de force turns received wisdom on its head, sprinkling the serious subject of what, when, where and how the French have eaten throughout history with many a great moment of humor and irreverence. I loved it!”–Harriet Welty Rochefort, author of Joie de Vivre and French Toast
“Truly epic, encompassing history, flavor, and passion. Bravo for a comprehensive look at eating and dining in Paris!”–David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and The Sweet Life in Paris
"In recent years David Downie has become the go-to-guy for all matters Parisienne. In "A Taste For Paris" he combines his love of history, his affection for his adopted city and his passion for French gastronomy. Anyone who loves Paris (who doesn't?) and adores French cooking (who can resist it?) will cherish this authoritative book."– Paula Wolfert, national treasure, author of Unforgettable Paula and The Cooking of Southwest France
"A zesty, entertaining romp through the landscape of French food."―Kirkus
“A great companion for any French adventurer as well as historians and food buffs.”–Library Journal