About the Author 

Alexander Lobrano grew up in Connecticut, and lived in Boston, New York and London before moving to Paris, his home today, in 1986. He was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until it closed in 2009, and has written about food and travel for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, Afar and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the author of Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 102 Best Restaurants (Random House), which came out in an updated edition in 2010. His second book, HUNGRY FOR FRANCE, will be published by Rizzoli in April 2014. Lobrano is a Contributing Editor at Saveur magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times travel section and T Style. He has won several James Beard awards, and in 2011, he was awarded the IACP’s Bert Greene award for culinary writing for his article “Spirit of the Bistro” in Saveur magazine.

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