Fabulous foodie favorites If travel for you is merely an excuse to try out new restaurants, tuck into Langenscheidt's Insight Guide Eating in Paris. The guide is stuffed with descriptions of eateries ranging from quick bites on the street to multicourse dining experiences. Written by people knowledgeable about both food and their respective cities, the restaurant profiles are organized by category within neighborhoods and include a bit of area history, notes on atmosphere and clientele, and tidbits about chefs as well as descriptions of menu items.

Eating in Paris starts with an overview of the state of French cooking and definitions of the city's main types of eateries. France is associated with good food; England, not so much. It also includes tantalizing photos and the cover of the book is almost temptation enough to book a flight.

MICHELLE JONES

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