John Talbott was surely born in France of a chef father and food critic mother but spirited away to a forced childhood in America where he learned to cook, write and eat. At 18, he returned for a summer and has been in love with France and Paris ever since. He began reviewing restaurants and privately compiling a list of favorites 25 years ago. Since 2004, he has been involved with web activities at eGullet, Chow and now John Talbott’s Paris. He eats out every day he is in France and tries to drag his incredibly understanding wife Colette, children and grandchildren as well as friends along with him.