“THE ETHNIC PARIS COOKBOOK HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF ETHNIC DISHES WITH WELL-WRITTEN RECIPES AND WITTY AND HELPFUL DRAWINGS OF INGREDIENTS AND FINISHED DISHES."
Paris has become just as important on the ethnic cuisine circuit as London or New York, thanks to the mouth-watering dishes lovingly cooked, more often than not, by immigrants from former French colonies. Paris is now home to a multitude of immigrants from ex-colonies and protectorates that arrived in successive waves over the last 60 years: Senegalese, Algerians, Tunisians, Moroccans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians and Lebanese, to name a few. The richness of these cultures provides a kaleidoscope of tastes and experiences captured in The Ethnic Paris Cookbook by Charlotte Puckette and Olivia Kiang-Snaije.
Complex flavors don’t necessarily mean complicated recipes. The step-by-step recipes in The Ethnic Paris Cookbook are easy to follow, so that a succulent chicken couscous or a Vietnamese Pho soup won't overwhelm the cook at home. We selected and adapted more than 100 recipes from internationally renowned chefs such as Fatema Hal of the Mansouria restaurant and Rougui Dia of Petrossian restaurant but also simply from food lovers, all transplanted from France’s former colonies and now established Parisians who retain their culture through their cuisine.
The Ethnic Paris Cookbook was illustrated by Paris-based artist, Dinah Diwan, and includes written portraits of people who provided recipes, addresses of top ethnic restaurants, corner shops, and markets in Paris.