In episode 19 of the Paris Paysanne Podcast I talk with Heidi Evans, founder of Women in Paris tours. We'll also be introducing a new segment, Seasonal Cocktails, brought to us by Paris cocktail specialist Forest Collins of 52 Martinis then I'm joined by local restaurant expert Wendy Lyn to talk about why, and where, she loves eating in Paris.
Heidi Evans is a Londoner who loves the daily adventure of living in Paris. She works as a freelance tour guide and, since August last year, runs walking tours about women's history in Paris. In her spare time she loves to read, ride a bike and do the occasional bit of yoga. She has a serious weakness for whipped cream.
Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch boozy news, and she will soon release the complimentary bar guide smartphone application. As a freelance drinks writer, she has written for Drinks International, Serious Eats, World’s Best Bars, and PUNCH drinks about the Paris cocktail scene. She regularly judges cocktail competitions, sits on the jury that selects the worlds 50 best bars and especially enjoys carrying out interviews with interesting industry personalities for her audio show/podcast, Paris Cocktail Talk.
You can find the recipe for her original cocktail, The Fifth Season on page 172 of My Paris Market Cookbook. Also, check out the seasonal cocktails menus at the following bars that Forest mentioned: Red House, Mabel, and Dirty Dick.
Wendy Lyn is a Southerner in Paris who has worked and eaten all over the world from New Orleans to South Africa and everywhere in-between. She has worked as an international restaurant consultant and public relations executive for the top chefs. Restaurants are the epicenter of her social life. and you can find her in one every single day. Her favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations. Paris is literally her kitchen.
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