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    Description"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-Creme Fraiche 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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    Title
    The Sweet Life in Paris
    Subtitle
    Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Lebovitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767928892
    ISBN 10: 076792889X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTHR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23120
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 641.013
    DC22: 641.013
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV022000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 641/.013
    LC classification: TX637 .L42 2011
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WB, WTL, WTHR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    DAVID LEBOVITZ lived in San Francisco for twenty years before moving to Paris. He baked at several notable restaurants before starting his career as a cookbook author and food writer. He's the author of five highly regarded books on desserts, and most recently the cookbook, "My Paris Kitchen" and has written for many major food magazines, sharing his well-tested recipes written with a soupcon of humor. His popular, award-winning blog, www.davidlebovitz.com, entertains readers from around the world with sweet and savory recipes as he tries to unravel the complexities of living in Paris.
    Review quote
    "David Lebovitz is the greatest thing to happen to dessert since the spoon, but this time he shows that beyond his artful nose and flawless taste, he also has a keen reporter's eye. If Paris intrigues, excites, or merely interests you, read this book." --Mort Rosenblum, author of "The Secret Life of the Seine", "A Goose in Toulouse", "Olives", and "Chocolate: A Bittersweet Story of Dark and Light" "Cooks aren't usually such good writers--so funny, skeptical, and observant. He's a wonderful one. Also, I'm a fervent fan of his ice-cream book, so I can't wait to cook my way through his other recipes." --Diane Johnson, author of "Le Divorce "