The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

by David Lebovitz

Crown/Archetype | May 5, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

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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Published: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767932129

ISBN - 13: 9780767932127

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Casual Read This book is intriguing and funny as well as a great recipe resource for simple french dishes and treats. I found myself smiling all through this book at the comparisons made between French and American culture. I loved the stories of how the author assimilated into his surroundings and what in his mind is the defining moment when you can call yourself Parisian. Easy, readable. Great for travel or a book to bring around with you and read snippets of while your waiting somewhere or maybe while a cake bakes... :)
Date published: 2013-02-13

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

by David Lebovitz

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: May 5, 2009

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767932129

ISBN - 13: 9780767932127

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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.

About the Author

David Lebovitz is a pastry chef, author, and blogger. David worked in many fine restaurants such as Chez Panisse and was named one of the "Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has also gotten critical acclaim in such publications as Bon Appétit, Chocolatier, Food+Wine, Gourmet, Condé Nast Traveler, Cook's Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and numerous others. David has been featured on national television programs such as Gourmet magazine's Diary of a Foodie on PBS, the Discovery Channel, NBC's Today Show, and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. In 1999 David wrote Room For Dessert, which was honored as a finalist for an IACP/KitchenAid Cookbook Award. David has also authored: Ripe For Dessert, Ready for Dessert (Ten Speed), The Great Book of Chocolate (Ten Speed), The Perfect Scoop (Ten Speed), and The Sweet Life in Paris (Broadway) which is currently a finalist in the Best Literary Writing category for a 2010 Cuisinart/International Association of Culinary Professionals award. David lives in Paris.