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

    The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious-and Perplexing-City (CD-Audio) By (author) David Lebovitz, Narrator David Drummond

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    DescriptionLike 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 listeners 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, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452658285
    ISBN 10: 1452658285
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    BIC subject category V2: WTHR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    DC22: 641.013
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050, TRV022000
    LC classification: F
    Abridged Dewey: 917
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 53190
    BISAC V2.8: TRV008000
    Ingram Subject Code: JT
    Libri: I-JT
    DC23: 641.013
    Thema V1.0: WBA, WTL, WTHR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    29 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    David Lebovitz has written for many major food magazines, and he's the author of several highly regarded books on desserts, including "The Perfect Scoop," "Room for Dessert," and "The Great Book of Chocolate." David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
    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." ---Mort Rosenblum, author of The Secret Life of the Seine