Alec was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until it closed in 2009, and has written about food and travel for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom since he moved to Paris in 1986. He is a contributing editor at Saveur magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. In 2011, he was awarded the IACP’s Bert Greene award for culinary writing for his article “Spirit of the Bistro” in Saveur magazine. He is the author of Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 109 Best Restaurants, Second Edition (Random House, 2014) and Hungry for France (Rizzoli, 2014).
Camille Malmquist is a pastry chef who has worked in restaurants, bakeries, and pastry shops both in Paris and the United States. She has written for Secrets of Paris and Girls’ Guide to Paris, and wrote the dessert and bun recipes for Hamburger Gourmet (Marabout, 2012). A native of the Pacific Northwest, Camille has been a fan of craft beer since before she could afford to drink it. She’s been seeking out good beer in France since her arrival in 2008, a pursuit that has become increasingly fruitful as the French craft beer scene comes into its own. She posts beer reviews, cooking tips, recipes, and travel stories on her blog Croque-Camille, and ideas for seasonal cooking on its little sibling, Seasonal Market Menus.
The first cookbook I ever used (but not the first I ever owned) was written by Patricia Wells. I still own this sauce-stained copy of Trattoria and remember our first collaboration: penne all’Arrabiata, cooked for a boy during my senior year of college. Because it turned out well (the pasta, not the affair), Patricia Wells became my hero.
That affection was compounded when I later moved to Paris and began abusing a borrowed copy (thanks, Jennifer) of The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris. I relied on Wells’ website fordining recommendations and flipped furtively under restaurant tables through her French/English food glossary.
Originally from Cleveland, Barbra worked in professional kitchens for more than a decade as a pastry cook, first in Colorado and then in New York where she worked for Jonathan Waxman and Gabrielle Hamilton, among others. She started blogging about food during a long stay in Paris in 2008 and hasn’t stopped. Now based in Paris, she leads gastronomic walks for Context Travel and is a regular contributor to Girls’ Guide to Paris.
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Clotilde Dusoulier is the young Parisienne behind the award-winning food blog Chocolate & Zucchini. Born and raised in Paris, she discovered her passion for food while working in California as a software engineer. She started her blog in 2003 and its success has allowed her to start a career as a full-time food writer. She is the author of many books, including The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen (2013), Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris (2008), and Chocolate & Zucchini (2007). She has also helped edit I Know How to Cook (2009), the newly translated bible of French home cooking. She lives in Montmartre.
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.
Patricia Wells is an internationally recognized cookbook author, restaurant critic and teacher who divides her time between Paris and Provence. Her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence (1996) won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook. She served as restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune from 1980-2007 and for L’Express from 1988–1991. She remains the only American food writer to have been a restaurant critic for a major French publication. Her popular cooking classes in both Paris and Provence are usually booked more than a year in advance.
Phyllis Flick is an American living in Paris who has written about Paris and French life for various publications, including the Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide to Paris.She has worked as a culinary translator for the English version of the Pudlo Guide to Paris and France. Formally co-host of the France Forum of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters, she now notes her latest finds on her blog, the Paris Notebook.
Phyllis is a moderator in the Paris by Mouth discussion forum.
Beyond the content on this site, she writes about food in Paris for the Wall Street Journal. In the past, she has served as the Paris editor for both Budget Travel and BlackBook and has contributed to Food & Wine, SAVEUR, AFAR, Gridskipper, the BBC’s Olive magazine, and the seat-pocket magazines of United, Virgin Trains, and Gulf Air. She also hosted a program on Paris Street Eats for the Travel Channel (USA). Meg’s food photography has been featured in T Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Libération.