David Downie, an
American journalist based in Paris since 1986, has written about European
culture, food, and travel for magazines and newspapers worldwide. He was a
Paris correspondent for Salon.com, Departures,
Appellation, and Art & Antiques and has contributed to many websites. He is
currently a blogger for Gadling.com, the popular literary travel
site. The author of more than a dozen works of nonfiction and fiction, Downie's writing
has also appeared in many anthologies, among them The Collected Traveler volumes on Paris, Southwest France, and Central Italy;
Salon.com's Wanderlust; Travelers' Tales: Adventures in Wine; and By the Seat of My Pants.
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