NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHEN
Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.
But he soon discovered it's a different world en France.
From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.
When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything.
The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have readers running to the kitchen once they stop laughing.
The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.
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Many of the 50 recipes are made with plenty of butter and sugar; a flawless rendition of dulce de leche brownies is sure to become the home baker's equivalent of that très chic little black dress, returned to again and again.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Witty, warm, and worthwhile, The Sweet Life in Paris gives readers an inside look at one of the world's great cities.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli...
A cookbook author would be useless without his recipes, and this book has plenty: chocolate mousse, cheesecake, chocolate spice bread — and dozens more, and many of them not desserts.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli...
There's probably little else as fun as living vicariously through Lebovitz for 269 pages, especially when it involves chocolate spice bread, plum and raspberry clafoutis or lemon-glazed madeleines.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli... | See more reviews from LA Times
An entertaining, human, and extremely useful guide.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli...
Lebovitz’s The Sweet Life in Paris manages to serve up something different.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli...
The Sweet Life in Paris truly is about the sweet and delicious life about the city of cheese, chocolates and fashion.Read Full Review of The Sweet Life in Paris: Deli...
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