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You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris® author interviews listed below:

Janet Hubbard: French Impressions: Janet Hubbard “Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish” on mystery writing – digging below the surface, behind the façade, lurks story, rumor, and competition Book excerpt: “Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish” a vineyard mystery and the world of fine wine

Florence Cathiard: Wine in France: Florence Cathiard of Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, together with her husband Daniel (both former French Olympic skiers), brings finesse and exceptional detail to making great wines

Aline Baly: Wine in France: Aline Baly, third generation owner of Château Coutet, on refinement and distinction in wine from one generation to the next Recipes: Wine in France: Exceptional food pairings with Château Coutet Sauternes and dry white wines (recipes)

Véronique Sanders: Wine in France: Véronique Sanders of Château Haut-Bailly, recipient of the “Chevalier de l’order National du Mérite” honorary title awarded by the French government

Dewey Markham Jr.: Wine in France: Dewey Markham Jr., wine scholar, food connoisseur, and author of “1855: A History of the Bordeaux Classification” a James Beard award book, 1997

Jan Dolphin: French Impressions: Jan Dolphin’s “Paris from the Heart” on the creative beauty that has always been the legacy of Paris Book excerpt: Jan Dolphin’s “Paris from the Heart” – Paris walks, a traveler’s library (excerpt)

Susan Winkler: French Impressions: Susan Winkler’s “Portrait of a Woman in White” on love, loss, and the human ability to reinvent oneself Book excerpt: Susan Winkler’s “Portrait of a Woman in White” – a story of love and loss (excerpt)

Dorie Greenspan: Book excerpt: Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking Chez Moi” proves that there are no frontiers when it comes to goodness (excerpt & recipes)

Mireille Guiliano: French Impressions: Mireille Guilano’s “Meet Paris Oyster” in pursuit of the world’s best oysters and wine pairings with them Book excerpt: Mireille Guiliano’s “Meet Paris Oyster” on the Parisians’ love for them (excerpt & recipe)

Ann Mah: French Impressions: Ann Mah’s “Mastering the Art of French Eating” on gastronomic adventures in France Book excerpt: Ann Mah’s “Mastering the Art of French Eating” on the perfect steak frites the French way (excerpt & recipe)

Patricia Wells: French Impressions: Patricia Wells on great French food in Paris Book excerpt: Patricia Wells’ “The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris” on Restaurants, Bistros, and Brasseries (excerpt & recipes)

David Lebovitz: French Impressions: What’s cooking in Paris: David Lebovitz on the secrets of French cuisine Book excerpt: David Lebovitz’s “My Paris Kitchen” – quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in Paris (excerpt & recipe)

Alexander Lobrano: French Impressions: Alexander Lobrano on eating well in France: a culinary tour of alluring inns, food producers, restaurants and winemakers Book excerpt: Alexander Lobrano’s “Hungry for France” – My appetite for France (excerpt & recipe)

Elaine Uzan Leary: French Impressions: Elaine Uzan Leary on the American Women Volunteers in Wartime France

Ronald C. Rosbottom: French Impressions: Ronald C. Rosbottom’s “When Paris Went Dark” – Marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris Book excerpt: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944 – Excerpt from Ronald C. Rosbottom’s “When Paris Went Dark” 

Andy Fry: French Impressions: Andy Fry on the Jazz Age – African American music in Paris, 1920-1960 Book excerpt: African American Music and French Popular Cultur, 1920-1960 – Excerpt from Andy Fry’s “Paris Blues”

Tilar J. Mazzeo: French Impressions: Tilar J. Mazzeo’s “The Hotel on Place Vendôme” – 1940s sex, parties and political intrigue at the Ritz in Paris Book excerpt: Tilar J. Mazzeo’s “The Hotel on Place Vendôme” – Hôtel Ritz in Paris: June 1940 (excerpt)

John Baxter: French Impressions: John Baxter on the First World War: A reflection on Paris’ history and transition during the war years Book excerpt: John Baxter’s “Paris at the End of the World” – Patriotism transforming fashion (excerpt)

Joan DeJean: French Impressions: Joan DeJean on Paris through the Ages: 400 years of Parisian living Book excerpt: Joan DeJean’s “How Paris Became Paris” – Capital of the Universe (excerpt)

Nancy L. Green: French Impressions: Nancy L. Green on the “other” Americans: Right Bank expatriates in 20th century Paris Book excerpt: For Love or Money: Marriage and Divorce in the French capital (1880-1941) – Excerpt from Nancy L. Green’s “The Other Americans in Paris”

Cara Black: French Impressions: Cara Black’s “Murder Below Montparnasse” and her adventures through the history and mystery of Paris’ quartiers Book excerpt: Cara Black’s PI Aimée Leduc can’t say no to “Murder in Pigalle” (excerpt)

Barbara Will: French Impressions: Barbara Will on Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and intellectual life during wartime France

W. Scott Haine: French Impressions: W. Scott Haine on the origins of Simone de Beauvoir’s café life and the entry of France into WWII

Meg Bortin: French Impressions: Meg Bortin’s “Desperate to Be a Housewife” on the challenges of being a woman in our time

Maribeth Clemente: French Impressions: Maribeth Clemente’s “Tour of the Heart” – cycling adventures through the romantic French countryside

Carol Cottrill: French Impressions: Carol Cottrill on “Practicing Your French” – beauty and confidence from the inside out

Rosemary Flannery: French Impressions: The Angels of Paris: an artistic tour with Rosemary Flannery

Jamie Cat Callan: French Impressions: Jamie Cat Callan’s insights and experience into the French women’s lifestyle

Marilyn Yalom: French Impressions: Marilyn Yalom’s “How the French Invented Love” a tradition of courtly and romantic love that reaches back into the 12th century

Shari Leslie Segall: French Impressions: Shari Leslie Segall on melting into French culture

Dr. Alan T. Marty: French Impressions: Dr. Alan T. Marty on the dark history of the City of Light

Harriet Welty Rochefort: French Impressions: Harriet Welty Rochefort’s “Joie de Vivre” taking pleasure in the small things

Jackie Clark Mancuso: French Impressions: Jackie Clark Mancuso’s ex-pat canine becomes a Parisian, or Paris-Chien!

Isabelle Thomas: French Impressions: Isabelle Thomas and spirit of French fashion and personal style

Mary Duncan: French Impressions: Mary Duncan follows the action – or does it follow her?

Paula Butturini: French Impressions: Paula Butturini on writing, adversity, and finding grace in asparagus

Edith Kunz: French Impressions: Edith Kunz on the mystique of the Frenchwoman (sexy, smart, and chic)

Bilguissa Diallo: French Impressions: Bilguissa Diallo’s literary process as a second-generation immigrant living in Paris

Alice Kaplan: French Impressions: Alice Kaplan – the Paris years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, on the process of transformation

John Baxter: French Impressions: John Baxter’s “The Perfect Meal” and finding the foregone flavors of France

Catherine Watson: French Impressions: Catherine Watson on literary travel writing and memoir

Thirza Vallois: French Impressions: Thirza Vallois on the creative inspiration of cinema, literature, music and art 

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