An American (Food Writer) in Paris

Love books about food? Here’s a good one. A shy American journalist with a less-than-stellar resume and a lifetime love of food, Alex Lobrano drops everything and moves to Paris, where he becomes one of the world’s most esteemed food writers.

Whether he’s writing about his first love in Paris (with a closeted cattle farmer), a witty lunch with Julia Child or a superb flourless chocolate layer cake with coffee-mascarpone cream, he never veers off course from the spare, disciplined style that makes him a great journalist.

My Place at the Table is a coming-out memoir, too, told with that essential ingredient: grace toward those who have done him right and wrong along the way. A nice bonus at the end of the book is a list of Alex’s 30 favorite restaurants in Paris … and why. Published in 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

P.S. His blog is wonderful, too. Mouth-watering writing and photography of food … and some hunky chefs.

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