"Charming. Let Them Eat Pancakes explores Carlson’s unexpected success operating an American diner in the capital of France, with plenty of colorful anecdotes and personal detours."
– New York Times, "New and Notable"
“A pleasant, witty memoir from an American diner owner in France.”
– Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Let Them Eat Pancakes gives the reader delightful essays on living, working, eating, and loving in France. The writing made me feel as though I were sitting across the table from him enjoying a glass of wine as he regaled me with story after story of his experiences. He made me smile, and even elicited a few (well, more than a few) laughs. . . . This is the perfect book for these times when we need some lightness in our lives, a time when armchair travel is the best we can do."
– Betty Taylor, founder of Reading is My Passion
"Eat. Love. Paris. Craig Carlson shares his passion for food and France in this charming, thought-provoking collection of essays. With heart and humor, he shows us the best of America and France, and how we can learn from one another. Whether delving into cultural differences or the challenges and rewards of running a business, Craig is the perfect guide. Let Them Eat Pancakes is a delicious, satisfying dish about following your dreams."
– Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library
All the wit and heart of Pancakes in Paris, but even wittier and heartier. Craig Carlson serves up yet another delightful, dizzying account of life in the City of Light. He truly understands the imperfect yet inescapable love of expat life. You root for him on every page.
– Lisa Anselmo, author of My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home
"This second helping of stories about the author's life in Paris is as cheering as an all-day American breakfast."
– Stephen Clarke, author of A Year in the Merde and 1000 Years of Annoying the French.
Craig Carlson’s “Let Them Eat Pancakes” is a feast for your funny bone. It is clever, informative, and filled with outrageous characters that make up the intoxicating appeal of the cuisine and people of Paris. It’s also an authentic insight into the bureaucracy of living and working in France.
– Nancy Lombardo, Whats The Buzz New York
"Hilarious. In addition to the menu, which serves only American food, introducing French customers to diner traditions — bottomless cup o’ joe, anyone? — is half the fun."
– New York Post