A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from Chez Panisse pastry chef turned popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way modern Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.
DAVID LEBOVITZ has been a professional cook and baker for most of his life; he spent nearly 13 years at Chez Panisse until he left the restaurant business in 1999 to write books. He moved to Paris in 2004 and turned his website into a phenomenally popular blog. He is the author of six books, including The Perfect Scoop, Ready for Dessert, and a memoir called The Sweet Life in Paris, and was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has also been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Cook's Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Saveur, Travel and Leisure, and more.
"David Lebovitz is a rare specimen: both a terrific storyteller and
a brilliant, uncompromising recipe writer. His lighthearted, almost
satirical style is combined with far-reaching knowledge of food and
its context. I'd follow him blindfolded on this journey to the City
-Yotam Ottolenghi, coauthor of Jerusalem
"David Lebovitz is a chef who can write better than most food
writers, a writer who can hold his own in any restaurant kitchen in
the world, and, most of all, a guy who simply rejoices in food and
cooking. This may be his most personal cookbook, describing all
facets of his cooking life in Paris, with great stories,
information, and recipes. I need two copies of this book: one for
the kitchen and another by my reading chair."
-Michael Ruhlman, author of Ruhlman's Twenty "Opening this beautiful book is like opening the door to David's Paris. Of course, you get great recipes, but you also get to wander the world's most delicious city with a friend who knows it well and is excited to share it with you. A treat for those of us who love French home cooking, Paris, and David's take on it all."
-Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
"David Lebovitz is the ultimate American in Paris and this book is the ultimate insight into his beautiful and delicious world. I am beyond jealous!"
-Suzanne Goin, author of The A.O.C. Cookbook In My Paris Kitchen, Lebovitz weaves together inviting and insightful tales about his adopted city with a collection of smart, fun recipes. Some of these are total French classics--think oeufs mayo and green lentil salad--while others give a nod to the ethnic diversity in the city. In a nod to his pastry background, Lebovitz includes a substantial dessert section, but it's clear from the breadth of the book that his Paris kitchen is filled with so much more than sweets. Here is a cookbook to take to a comfy chair and read cover to cover.