Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm – Markets of Paris/La Tartine Gourmande

Marjorie Williams and Beatrice Peltre will appear at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge, on Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm to discuss their two books, Markets of Paris and La Tartine Gourmande. Markets of Paris describes in thoughtful prose a variety of Paris markets, focusing primarily on the 65 outdoor food markets that are an essential part of the Paris landscape. This new 2d edition revisits and updates the entire market scene in Paris, with 12 new entries and 10 new sidebars, including Virtual Markets and Market Streets, Markets Open on Sunday, Artisan Bakers, Getting Along in the Food Markets, Brocante Fairs, and more.

Williams has been attending farmers markets since her childhood. She has written for many publications, including Edible South Shore edition, which focuses on the farms and produce found in southeastern Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge.

With nearly 100 recipes and charming anecdotes, La Tartine Gourmande takes you on a journey, not only through the meals of the day but around the world. For Béatrice Peltre, author of the award-winning blog LaTartineGourmande.com, to cook is to delight in the best of what life has to offer-the people and places we love.

Lush styling and photography combined with sweet stories, foodie tidbits, and fresh and original recipes make La Tartine Gourmande perfect for those who love food and the way our lives play around it. This is not just a book about cooking, but a warm invitation to share in the beauty and simple pleasures of a life with food at the heart of it.

Peltre was born and raised in the countryside in northeastern France. She is a freelance food writer, stylist, photographer, and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Saveur, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, as well as in other international and online publications and books. She lives in Boston.  For more information, call 617-491-2220, or visit www.portersquarebooks.com.