Markets of Paris
By Dixon Long & Marjorie R. Williams
The food scene in Paris has changed dramatically since 2006, when Markets of Paris was first published. Yes, the same markets are held in the same locales as always—literally, for centuries—but many have undergone a remarkable transformation led by a young generation of purveyors focused, even more than their predecessors, on local and organic ("bio") produce. Markets of Paris, 2nd Edition revisits and updates the entire market scene in Paris, with new entries, including Virtual Markets and Market Streets, Markets Open on Sunday, Artisan Bakers and Artisan Foods, Getting Along in the Food Markets, Brocante Fairs, and more.
Updates focus on the most interesting vendors and most unique and enticing offerings to be found at each locale, including prepared food that can be eaten on the spot. One of the biggest changes in the Paris market scene in recent years has been the spike of interest in organic, reflected in the popularity of the Raspail organic market. Often it's referred to as "Le Marché Bio," and many claim it's the crème de la crème of all Paris's markets.
Restaurant listings have been updated, too, with 15 new additions that have been chosen because of their new-generation chefs' approach to fresh ingredients or their proximity to featured markets. A new section titled If You Have Limited Time directs the visitor to the most interesting markets near his or her accommodations. Finally, the book has been reorganized by arrondissement to be more user friendly, and it has a brand-new look with all new photos and a refreshed, modernized design.
The markets of Paris are very stable, but occasionally they change. Any important updates will be listed on www.marjorierwilliams.com. We recommend checking there before setting out.
About the Authors
Dixon Long is the author, along with Ruthanne Long, of the first edition of Markets of Paris and of Markets of Provence. He is also a novelist and short story writer. He has lived in Paris and Provence.
Marjorie R. Williams's work has been featured in numerous magazines and travel blogs. She and her husband have lived in Paris and reside in Massachusetts.