Alexander Lobrano


Photograph by Bruno Midavaine

Alec moved to Paris 20 years ago to be an editor of Fairchild Publications, fudging the fact the he spoke lousy French. Six years ago, he was named European correspondent for Gourmet. His book Hungry for Paris, about dining in the French capital, was published by Random House in April. He is now fluent in the language but still doesn’t care much for Jerry Lewis.

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The Best Street Food in Brussels

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Eight Great Places for Roast Chicken in Paris

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travel + culture

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A Remembrance of Things Present

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food + cooking

The Sweet Life in Paris

Pastry chef David Lebovitz praises the French capital without sugar-coating.
travel + culture

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