Sarah Emily Miano

Sarah Emily Miano, a former chef, tour guide and private-eye, is an American author from Buffalo, NY. Her first two books, Encyclopaedia of Snow and Van Rijn, were published to international acclaim. She lives in Paris, and is writing her third novel, Buffalo Wings, while working as a teacher and critic.


March 29, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

The best Italian restaurant in Paris? Pros: Impeccable service, exquisite food, chic but charming atmosphere Cons: Exorbitantly priced wine, no fixed-price menu in the evening For several years now, I’ve been on a quest to find the best Italian restaurant … Read More


March 18, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Industrial-style decor in a trendy lunch/brunch spot. Pros: charming decor, good atmosphere, no-fuss food Cons: slow but abrupt service, limited menu options   Yard does not go that extra mile to impress. When I arrived, two tall, blond waitresses greeted … Read More

Miel et Paprika

March 1, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Arty ambiance and flavored rums.   Pros: Jovial chef, romantic atmosphere, inventive dishes Cons: No set-price menu Expect a warm welcome from the jolly white-hatted chef and proprietor of this quaint restaurant near the Marché d’Aligre. Shaking hands, Guillaume informs … Read More


February 22, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Customers can express themselves on the slips of paper on Ingo Maurer’s chandelier at Philou. Pros: fine traditional fare, vibrant atmosphere Cons: none, except for popularity potential, which might make it hard to get a table “A cute name,” my … Read More

Walter Benjamin Archives

February 7, 2010 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Walter Benjamin’s passport photo, c. 1928.   There are a fair number of reasons that you might be drawn to the Marais for the current exhibition at Le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme. You’re the … Favorite