Book review: Paris by Janelle McCulloch10

Posted on November 2, 2011 by ChristieCookware Tests

A few weeks ago I arrived home from an overseas trip to Paris, Budapest and Mallorca to find this book on my desk. How coincidental!

We were visiting relatives in Paris – my brother in law and his wife are pregnant (congrats guys! So excited to have a cousin for Poppy) – so we got treated to awesome home cooking and got the low-down on where to eat, play and shop. Magnifiques!

If you aren’t lucky enough to have relatives in Paris (sorry!), and want to visit, then this is the book for you.

Janelle reveals many hidden gems in each of the arrondissements (neighbourhood districts) as well as her favourite markets, cafes, museums and more. Food lovers will especially love the chapter named ‘Flavour’.

Whether you have been to Paris and want to reminisce, or are doing research for a future trip, this lovely book is a beautifully photographed guide for things to do, see and eat that are off the beaten track.

Before I go, I thought I’d share with you a fantastic photo from our trip to Paris. This was taken inside the lift of the Eiffel Tower where baby Poppy performed for a large group of Asian tourists.

She was making a ‘kiss’ face with her lips and much to their delight we gave permission for them to take a photo. However, we didn’t realise that she would totally get papped when so many people whipped out their camera or video camera! I’m assuming the video will turn up on YouTube one day. If you see it, let me know :)

Christie x

Fig & Cherry received the book for review with compliments of Macmillan Publishers Australia. It is due for release on 8th November 2011. RRP $49.95.

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