Friday, September 20, 2013

A Book Signing in Paris...and a Giveaway

If you'll be in Paris at the end of the month, Clotilde Dusoulier will be signing copies of her French Market Cookbook on Saturday, September 28 from 3 to 6 pm at the bookstore WH Smith (see the event on Facebook here). Wine and food from the book will be served, along with a toast to the 10th anniversary of Chocolate & Zucchini, Clotilde's extremely popular bi-lingual blog. No doubt lots of local foodies will be there, to schmooze around and show their support for Clotilde. If you can't make it to the signing, you can order the book on Amazon here.

Clotilde is a French food writer, based in Paris, who writes in both French and English. Her focus is on fresh, colorful and seasonal foods, with an eye on nutrition. She started Chocolate & Zucchini in 2003, which led to a book deal (Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen, 2007) and then another (Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris, 2009). Today she pens food and travel articles for magazines and websites, writes and edits cookbooks and works as a recipe developer, public speaker and food-trend consultant.


The French Market Cookbook--a vegetable driven take on French cuisine--has received wide press and praise, both in print (The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Food & Wine, Le Monde, France Magazine, Shape, Edible Manhattan, etc.) and online (PublishersWeekly.com, Saveur.com, Oprah.com, DailyCandy.com, SeriousEats.com). For links to reviews of this book and Clotilde's previous titles, click here. While she's not a vegetarian, Clotilde has chosen to eat less meat and fish...and is always looking for new ways to cook what looks best at the market. The book has 90 recipes organized by season, 70 gorgeous full-color photos and lots of charming stories about shopping and cooking in France.


New York-based chef Dan Barber, a leader in the sustainability movement, says ''Food blogger doesn't do Clotilde justice. True, she's amassed a cult following with her pioneering website, but she's also a journalist with her finger on the pulse of Parisian culture--and an expert and wholly original cook. The French Market Cookbook is a triumph of all Dusoulier brings to the table, as enlightened and joyous as the woman behind it."


To celebrate the book signing event in Paris, Clotilde's publisher, Clarkson Potter, has offered me a copy of the book to give away. To enter, just leave a comment under "comments" below. Make sure to include your email address; signing in with your Google account or website URL won't be enough. If you're hesitant to leave your email, use the word "at" instead of the @ sign or put in some extra spaces. We'll pick the winner in a week or two so do enter soon. Meanwhile, you can sign up to receive Clotilde's free newsletter here, get her updates on Facebook here or follow her on Twitter, as 58,317 other people already do. Bonne Chance et Bon Appetit!

37 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely gorgeous - we just need that sort of food available in our English markets!!

    Diana Cotter
    givinganswers [at] googlemail [dot] com

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  2. J'aimerais bien gagner une copie de ce livre ! kkgb19atgmail.com

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  3. Clotilde writes excellent books.

    Greg Davis
    greg-davis [at] comcast.net

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  4. I've signed up to her newsletter. Sounds delicious.

    Sophia Mose
    sophia[at]provencesearch[dot]com

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  5. Oooooo, yum!

    This def looks more than worthy to add to my cookbook collection. (Obsession)

    Paris is our second favorite city in the world!

    Dawn Kelly - angelworks .. AT .. Hotmail DOT com

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  6. How wonderful Julie. I know this will be an amazing event.
    Of course I would absolutely love Clotilde's book,"The French Market!"

    xoxo
    Karena
    kalbert1@kc.rr.com

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  7. Picking Lovely Figs in A Small corner of the Ardeche...would LOVE the book!


    arnellekase@gmail.com

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  8. Thanks so much, Julie, for letting us know about Clotilde's new book! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

    Mary Ann
    @enchantedtravel

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  9. I'm a long time admirer of Clotilde (as well as a Francophile who actually takes Edible Adventures in Paris with me when I am lucky enough to go to France), and I would love to have a copy of the French Market cookbook.
    Carole
    sendmeyer@sbcglobal.net

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  10. Yes, Clotilde's new book!
    arthurlavishe@gmail.com

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  11. This cookbook looks so exciting! I'm a recent follower of Clotilde's blog and as a vegetarian, I would love to read her book and cook from it.

    Christie
    christie.vezzola@gmail.com

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  12. I would love a book to improve my cooking .I admire french cuisine! Ioana ih7525@yahoo.ca

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  13. I hope some day Clotilde will publish a vegan book of french cuisine. That would really be awesome but until that day, I'm happy to see this vegetarian book and will be sure to check it out. I have no doubt the recipes will taste absolutely wonderful even if I have to modify them to vegan as I already do with Chocolat & Zucchini with beautiful results.
    Diane Garceau
    gardiane1693@yahoo.com

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  14. Good luck to Clotilde! She writes amazing books!
    Ana
    kervana[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. Ah French markets - all markets - essential for the civility of society. elizcrawcooks at gee male.

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  16. I live in France - I eat in season - I eat local I just love food and any inspiration will be so much appreciated and your book looks good.
    Kind regards, Britta
    britta@maison-des-cerises.com

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  17. I live in France - I eat in season - I eat local. I love food and I appreciate any inspiration - and your book looks good. Would love a copy!
    Kind regards
    Britta
    britta@maison-des-cerises.com

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  18. I am a vegetarian, and I also love food (especially good French food), so this book is PERFECT! Thank you for creating a beautiful cookbook with us veggies in mind :)
    michaelaballmann (at) gmail.com

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  19. sounds yummy....hope to win... miss France...counting down to our next visit...

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  20. I read Clotilde's blog and love her book Chocolate and Zucchini. Would love a copy of this new book for my French cookbook collection. Thanks for the opportunity, Julie!
    Geraldine Ventura

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  21. forgot my email address dwestpt@comcast.net

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  23. I've been following Chocolate and Zucchini. would love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway Emma @ Words And Peace ehc16e at yahoo dot com

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  24. This looks wonderful. I know so many people who would love a copy of this book - you just made my Christmas shopping really easy! Merci!

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  25. I'm crazy about Clotilde's blog and am so glad about her new book and wish I were going to be in Paris next week for her signing. Sigh....

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  26. This leads me to believe that I'm not the only vegetarian in France after all.........

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  27. Drat, forgot to put my email address - perhaps being a vegetarian isn't as good for the brain cells as I thought!

    tessa.cook@orange.fr

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  28. Would love the book, great blog, thanks!
    mve at meetingsetc point com

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  29. I am a huge fan of her books and would love this one thank you


    Chocolate and croissants at yahoo. Com

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  30. Fresh fruits and veggies prepared with French flair and finesse: that's what I'm anticipating in Clothilde's book after seeing all the delicious reviews! I would love a copy of her cookbook so vegetarian dishes with a certain "je ne sais quoi" can play a starring role in our meals alongside the meat entrees. Thanks for this opportunity, Julie, et merci de penser a nous vegetariennes, Clothilde ! :-) Heidi
    LeChococat at gmail dot com.

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  31. I've been waiting for this book for some time. Very excited!

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  32. Julie, I'm using her earlier books. A lot. While in Cannes, I'm cooking based on her recipes.Would like to enter the draw: -)
    Thank you!
    What a pitty I would not be able to attend the event in Paris.

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  33. PS. Email for the draw nnedkov at yahoo com

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  34. Wish we were there!

    jbrianhill@gmail.com

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  35. I'm not a vegetarian, but I love growing them and finding new and interesting ways to cook them. This book sounds lovely, I wish I could be in Paris for the signing.

    john2bonn (at) yahoo.co.uk

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  36. I just discovered her blog & as a French aficianado, I am looking forward to trying her recipes and seeing her fresh perspective!

    jzrome at Hotmail dot com

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  37. I just moved to Paris and I am passionate about learning how to cook the French way! Market shopping touches every sense of mine....I adore! I would be honored to have a copy of Clotilde's lovely book! shonderd@yahoo.com

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