1 A VEGETARIAN IN PARIS: RASHMI UDAY SINGH: TIMES GROUP BOOKS : PAGES 280: PRICE: RS 315/-
The author is a famous food critic and a connoisseur of good food and a vegetarian. The book is unique in the sense that the author goes literally on a hunt to find restaurants in Paris that serve the best vegetarian food and chronicle them. One would have thought that this city of Parisians who love their non-vegetarian fare would have no room for vegetarian-food loving folks. Surprisingly, the author while doing this major project ate at nearly 1000 restaurants serving vegetarian food. For the sake of brevity, she shortlists them to about 300. The coup de grace is her ability to rope in famous chefs like Guy Savvoy, Alain Ducase and Allain Prassaard to dish out their favourite vegetarian recipes. An excellent book for the vegetarian tourist, Rashmi Uday Singh rates these restaurants on a sliding scale considering the quality and taste of the food, ambience and service. She has selected a range of restaurants from the cheap, affordable and pricey to cater to a whole cross-section of customers. The book traces the historical origins of some of the eateries and the rich and famous who dined in these restaurants. A useful guide for vegetarians.