Ou sont les bistros d'antan? Many visitors who arrive in Paris expecting to eat well in the bistros the city was once famous for, find many have closed or turned into sushi bars. But although these small restaurants with zinc counters serving delicious traditional spécialitiés de la maison and plats du jour under the watchful direction of the Patron have all but disappeared from Paris, they live on in the pages of this delightful book. It offers a hundred recipes from fifty of the best authentic Paris bistros, collected in the 1950's when these establishments were at their height. Part guidebook and part cookbook, this volume gives the address and description of each bistro as it was, and its colourful denizens, followed by its signature recipes. A work to savour.