David Lebovitz is a rare specimen: both a terrific storyteller and a brilliant, uncompromising recipe writer. His lighthearted, almost satirical style is combined with far-reaching knowledge of food and its context. I d follow him blindfolded on this journey to the City of Light.
-Yotam Ottolenghi, coauthor of"Jerusalem"
David Lebovitz is a chef who can write better than most food writers, a writer who can hold his own in any restaurant kitchen in the world, and, most of all, a guy who simply rejoices in food and cooking. This may be his most personal cookbook, describing all facets of his cooking life in Paris, with great stories, information, and recipes. I need two copies of this book: one for the kitchen and another by my reading chair.
-Michael Ruhlman, author of"Ruhlman s Twenty"
Opening this beautiful book is like opening the door to David s Paris. Of course, you get great recipes, but you also get to wander the world s most delicious city with a friend who knows it well and is excited to share it with you. A treat for those of us who love French home cooking, Paris, and David s take on it all.
-Dorie Greenspan, author of"Around My French Table"
David Lebovitz is the ultimate American in Paris and this book is the ultimate insight into his beautiful and delicious world. I am beyond jealous!
-Suzanne Goin, author of"The A.O.C. Cookbook"
In"My Paris Kitchen," Lebovitz weaves together inviting and insightful tales about his adopted city with a collection of smart, fun recipes. Some of these are total French classics think oeufs mayo and green lentil salad while others give a nod to the ethnic diversity in the city. In a nod to his pastry background, Lebovitz includes a substantial dessert section, but it's clear from the breadth of the book that his Paris kitchen is filled with so much more than sweets. Here is a cookbook to take to a comfy chair and read cover to cover.