Authentic recipes from Parisian bistros capture the taste of easy, family-style French cooking. This book includes practical suggestions for creating the bistro experience at home, a menu glossary, a description of each bistro's style, and guides to nearby sites and amusements in Paris. Tunes by Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt, and George Gershwin are performed by the Metronote Quintet, who aim to set a romantic Parisian mood that adds to the enjoyment of bistro-style dining at home.;The cookbook contains contributions from Allard, Paris; Balthazar, New York; Bouchon, Napa Valley; Chez Pauline, Paris; La Poule au Pot, Paris; and La Fontaine de Mars, Paris.;The music includes "April in Paris"; "Autumn Leaves"; "Under Paris Skies"; "Sweet Georgia Brown"; "La Vie en Rose"; and "Nuages".