Jane Paech, author of Delicious Days in Paris
Tell us about your latest creation: Delicious Days in Paris. It’s a series of walking tours that explore the food and culture of Paris, with visits to both legendary and little-known cafés, restaurants and pâtisseries along with small museums, art galleries, gardens and markets – all at a civilised pace, with time to daydream.
Where are you from / where do you call home?:
Adelaide, South Australia
When you were a kid, what did you want to become? An author?:
During periods of intense writing my study gets pretty messy, but I can’t work like that for too long. It’s essential for me to have lots of light and a large window to connect me to the garden and the outside world.
When you’re not writing, who/what do you like to read?:
Books in the food/travel genres
What was the defining book(s) of your childhood/schooling?:
The enchanting Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Apart from books, what do you do in your spare time (surprise us!)?:
I love to cook (and eat!). I also enjoy lap swimming a couple of times a week, and taking long walks on the beach or along Adelaide’s Linear Park.
What is your favourite food and favourite drink?: A crispy-skinned confit de canard with sautéed potatoes, and a glass of Sancerre Blanc.