The angle: This is not the Paris you know from restaurants or movies or the trip you took 15 years ago. This is modern day Paris, as told through the lens of David Lebovitz's kitchen.
Recipes for right now: Artichoke Tapenade with Rosemary Oil, Spiced Meatballs with Sriracha Sauce, Baked Eggs with Kale and Smoked Salmon, Counterfeit Duck Confit, Dukkah-Roasted Cauliflower, Coffee Crème Brulée, Honey-Spice Bread
Who would enjoy this book? Armchair travelers and cooks, folks who like classic French food with a touch of flair.
• Who wrote it: David Lebovitz
• Who published it: Ten Speed Press
• Number of recipes: 100
• Other highlights: In a great many ways, My Paris Kitchen feels like David Lebovitz's blog handed to me in book form. It's deeply personal and extremely inviting, with recipes interspersed among photos of David in Paris side-by-side with short essays and reflections from his daily life. It's the kind of book that only an ex-pat who has fallen in love with his adopted city can write — he pokes fun at Paris and Parisiennes, but his admiration and sheer joy at living there shine through.
Come for the recipes, stay for David's stories of Paris dinner parties, eating panade at Chez Panisse, surviving the Paris heat waves, and gazing from his kitchen window at the Eiffel Tower.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
• Visit the author's website: David Lebovitz
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