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

Kobo ebook | May 5, 2009

byDavid Lebovitz

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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.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHENLike 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 t...

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, ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0767932129

ISBN - 13:9780767932127

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