Paris, Éclairs and Vous: An Artist's Guide-Book of Haute Pâtisserie Parisienne by author Lela Migirov.
Lela Migirov’s book is an artist’s dreamy expression of the finest French confections and tour guide of the best patisseries of Paris. Paris, Eclairs & Vous is an impressionistic blend of visions and details about the creation of French pastry that can also serve as a proud addition to your coffee table book collection. Prof. Migirov painted and photographed the art that accompanies the mouth watering travels between Eclairs and Fraisiers, walking us from one delicatesse-filled patisserie to the next. She provides addresses and contact information of her favorite parisian spots so you too can taste the divine pastries she describes and depicts in her book.
My Review of Paris, Éclairs and Vous
Paris, Éclairs and Vous by Lela Migirov is a deliciously breezy romp through the world of French pastry and patisseries, peppered with snippets of history, information, and tips on the best culinary shops in Paris. An excellent selection of photos accompany each morsel of text, showcasing the wonderful confectionery delights, and at the end the author includes listings of patisseries, both a best of and a more comprehensive inventory, so you’re ready for that culinary Paris trip.
In addition, the book contains a series of complimentary paintings by the author, which gave it a unique touch. The colour and brushwork of the artwork is reminiscent of French Impressionism, although the style seemed more in the abstract vein. The art is a fascinating contrast to the photos and a lovely extra.
I did wish some of the write-ups were a bit longer, and a short glossary of the French terminology used might have been helpful, but neither point detracted overly from my reading enjoyment.
I liked this quick guide to the confections of Paris, and the book will definitely whet your appetite for pastry.
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And a French version at Contento Now
Note: I received a complimentary review copy of the book.