A new collection of stunning titles for the
spring from Rizzoli publishers is there for the taking, the
reading the keeping. From Alain Ducasse, to a Walk in Paris, to
Seasons of New York, to Fiat in all its locales, to French
Bistro season recipes - -there is much to savor and satisfy and
tickle one's wanderlust.
"Nature" by Alain Ducasse (Rizzoli, $45.00,
359 pages) is virtually a collectible featuring as it does in
words and pictures and fabled recipes now in simple and healthy
interpretations of classic dishes. Intelligently organized, page
after page of this ample tome tantalizes with visuals and
clearly written recipes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
"Henri's Walk to Paris" with illustrations by
master graphic designer Saul Bass and written by Leonore Klein (Rizzzoli/Universe,
$19.95) is a charming and enticing story of a young boy Henri
who lived in Reboul and decided to walk to Paris. Orange, hot
pink and green on parade. Enchantment galore plus a surprise.
"The Seasons of New York" by Charles J. Ziga (Rizzzoli/Universe,
$24.95, 208 pages) is mostly pictures but what images they are -
-stunning full pagers of some of the most well-known landmarks
in all five NYC boroughs. Truly a page turner.
"Fiat 500 The Autobiography" by Lorenzo
Ardizio (Rizzoli, $45.00) is a lovely love letter that goes back
to the 1950s and brings us up to the present and foreshadows the
future. In essence, the book is an "auto" biography of one of
the legendary makes of automobiles.
"French Bistro" by Bertrand Auboyneau and
Francois Simon (Rizzoli/Flammarion, $34.95, 215 pages) is a
paean to the classic French bistro. We are there sampling the
food, smelling the environment, transported to the Paul Bert and
other superlative Parisian bistros. For travelers, for food
lovers, for fans of the French bistros this title is for all