Sweet Paris: Seasonal Recipes from an American Baker in France

by Frank Adrian Barron, with photographs by Joann Pai, is a gorgeous celebration of French desserts, with an American twist. The book is divided into seasons and includes tips on how to shop and what to do during each time of the year in Paris. A pistachio cherry tea cake means spring, a white peach tart harnesses the flavor of summer, a Tarte Normande (a rustic apple tart from Normandy) means fall, and a crème brûlée cake is the perfect holiday showstopper for winter. Even if you’re not planning to visit Paris anytime soon, the travel tips and colorful photos make this a joy to armchair travel with. (Cookbooks)