In episode 15 of the Paris Paysanne Podcast I speak with food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano about his favorite restaurants and regions in France. Tune in for some great advice on where to dine and discover French cuisine!
Alexander Lobrano grew up in Connecticut, and lived in Boston, New York and London before moving to Paris, his home today, in 1986.
He was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until it closed in 2009, and has written about food and travel for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom.
He is the author of Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 102 Best Restaurants (Random House), and Hungry for France (Rizzoli).
He has won several James Beard awards, and in 2011, he was awarded the IACP’s Bert Greene award for culinary writing for his article “Spirit of the Bistro” in Saveur magazine.
Alexander Lobrano suggests the following restaurants:
La Table du 11 (Versailles)
La Royale (Lille)
La Grenouillère (La Madelaine-sur-Montreuil)
Le Coquillage (Cancale)
La Table Breizh Café (Cancale)
L'Entre Deux (Biarritz)
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Le Chardon (Arles)
Le Champs des Lunes (Lauris)
And for more information on some of Alexander's favorite markets, Marché bio des Batignolles and Marché President Wilson, check out My Paris Market Cookbook as well as the Pilot Episode and Episode 3 of the Paris Paysanne Podcast.