Best Books about French Food

August 11, 2015

Best Books about French Food |



An American in Paris falls in love with the food of France. It’s a story told again and again but it never gets old.

From the one who started it all (Julia Child, bien sûr) to more modern tales about journalists and bakers, every single one of these books deserves a spot on your bookshelf or in the kitchen pantry.

A chapter could just as easily inspire your next trip as it could your next meal. Warning: Do not read on an empty stomach!

1. A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck
3. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Anh Mah
4. Meet Paris Oyster by Mireille Guiliano
5. Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
6. My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme
7. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
8. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
9. Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr

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