Monday, March 16, 2009

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City
David Lebovitz // Broadway // 304pp

If you think cooks aren’t usually such good writers—or funny, skeptical, and observant, surely you haven’t read any David Lebovitz’s book. He is greatest thing to happen to dessert since the spoon. Maybe you have heard some of his previous bestsellers, such as Ripe for Dessert, Room for Dessert, The Great Book of Chocolate and The Perfect Scoop.

This time he shows that beyond his artful nose and flawless taste, he also has a keen reporter’s eye. Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. He soon discovered it's a different world en France.

Here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet will have you running to the kitchen once you 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. If Paris intrigues, excites, or merely interests you, then you should read this book!

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