The culinary heart of France, Paris is a city devoted to food of incomparable quality. Wander the streets and you're likely to find open-air markets selling aromatic truffles and tender asparagus, specialty shops displaying fresh-baked baguettes and artisanal cheeses, and patisseries offering exquisite confections.

Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World Paris explores the many reasons for the city's internationally recognized culinary reputation, with profiles of the people and places that have shaped the Parisian food scene. You'll also find more than 45 authentic recipes, from mushroom tartlets to lemon madeleines. This inspirational volume lets you experience the remarkable cuisine of the City of Light in your own kitchen.