The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit—and a curated directory of Tramuta’s favorite places to eat, drink, stay, and shop—The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.
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About the Author
Lindsey Tramuta, an American who has lived in Paris for a decade, writes the award-winning blog Lost in Cheeseland and contributes to the New York Times, Afar Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Bon Appétit, where she writes extensively on Paris and French culture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lindsey Tramuta’s “ The New Paris” was a great read; fun and interesting at the same time. She introduces the reader to some changes in Paris that are occurring these days, changes in eating out, coffee, drinks, sweets, products, and places in the city. Lindsey presents herself as a sort of self-described “amateur” of sorts when it comes to some of the new things that she describes in her book. When she outlines the new craft beer movement, she admits that she, along with most French people, used to think of beer simply as a low cost party drink and not the fine tasting brews that are being created today. When she expresses being surprised by the horrible taste of the classic Parisian espresso, she is describing what most tourists thought of their first taste, and our hope in the modern baristas bringing delicious tasting coffee to Paris at last. If you have experience with any of the topics she presents, you recognize the nuances that Lindsey mentions about each one. If you are new to the topics, you feel as though you have the ability to learn and experience them just as Lindsey did. You feel as though they are within reach and not at all unattainable. Her writing is very personable. It makes you feel like a friend is explaining these new trends to you, not an academic high-brow who is just reporting the latest news. I loved the parts that she added about her personal life, about moving to Paris, her thoughts and observations, and times with her husband.