Interviews - Authors

Charles Neal, the Captain of Calvados

Charles Neal is a San Francisco-based French wine and spirits importer and the author of Armagnac and the just published Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy. We sat down over a cup of coffee during my recent trip to the Bay Area.

Read More

Don & Petie Kladstrup

 My route to Don & Petie Kladstrup’s Paris pied à terre would end on the Rue Louristan where during the occupation the gestapo routinely lined up resistants and fired away.

Read More

Pete Hamill

Who knew that the legendary New York newspaperman and novelist was passionate about Paris? I certainly didn’t until he emailed me to comment on one of my interviews and identified himself as a regular visitor to Paris Through Expatriate Eyes.

Read More

Andrew Hussey -Paris: The Secret History

After a leisurely lunch with a friend that consisted of the most exquisite, crunchy, cherry tomatoes, avocado and greens dressed with an olive oil so tasty that it required a mere few grinds of sel de mer, baguette des près and a salty Roquefort to become an ideal light meal. I washed down with a glass of  Bordeaux and made my way towards the University of London in Paris for a conversation with Andrew Hussey, author of PARIS: THE SECRET HISTORY.

Read More

Mark Kurlansky

In March 1969 Charles de Gaulle officially closed Les Halles and by 1971 in an act of modern architectural homicide rivaled only by the razing of New York City’s Penn Station, the Belly of Paris was no more.

Read More

Carolyn Burke & Edith Piaf

Carolyn Burke the prize-winning biographer of Lee Miller turns her attention to the diminutive 20th century French icon and her enduring impact on French society.

Read More

Alicia Drake

August weather in Paris can be schizophrenic. After a glorious sunlit day my evening apéro was delayed by a torrential downpour but twenty minutes later as I gazed out my window Notre Dame was back lit by a blue sky and framed inside a rainbow-schmuck, no camera!

Read More

Charles Glass

When war broke out in Europe on 1 September 1939 nearly 5,000 US citizens in Paris ignored the American Ambassador William C. Bullitt’s warning to leave and were there when the Germans marched into France on 14 June 1940. Journalist Charles Glass recounts their story in a richly researched narrative.

Read More

The Paris Insider Newsletter

THE PARIS INSIDER family of weekly newsletters,Including THE PARIS INSIDER (Tuesday,) THE PARIS READERS CIRCLE (Wednesday,) THE PARIS WEEKENDER (Thursday,) and THE PARIS INTERVIEW (Friday) offer freshly written reviews about restaurants, museums, books, events, showings and what's on in Paris. Arriving at 9:15 AM Pacific Time you'll receive all of this plus tips on excursions to the surrounding regions from Champagne to the Loire Valley and much more. Thank you for subscribing.

Bistros

icon bistro

No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”

Events

icon events

Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.