Interviews - Authors

Albert Nahmias

If you have been an assiduous reader of my newsletters then you have frequently encountered the name Albert Nahmias, my Paris culinary ‘rabbi.” In the 1001 Arabian Nights secret doors open when one says Abra cadabra but in Paris the doors of some of the world’s finest restaurants open to the likes of me,when I say: “Albert Nahmias.”

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Alan Furst

In a perfect world the trench coat-clad, fedora-topped author of the best-selling historical spy novels set in the run up to and including the Second World War, would have penetrated a thick Bay Area fog to join me for a cocktail and conversation–But it was an uncharacteristically hot pre-summer day in Marin County (suburban San Francisco.)

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Deirdre Bair

As far as I know there are only two published authors from the former coal mining and steel manufacturing town of Monongahela, PA, Terrance Gelenter, whose modest output has been dwarfed by the collossally talented, prolific biographer, and ardent francophile, Deirdre Bair. From the age of four she knew that she would become a writer.

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Patricia and Walter Wells

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L. John Harris,the Balzac of Berkeley

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John de St. Jorre

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Alec Lobrano

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Aimée Leduc aka Cara Black

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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.”


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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.