A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David’s Parisian kitchen.
My Paris Kitchen manages to both make me long for Paris and feel like I am in Paris. David Lebovitz is an American food blogger that moved to Paris ten years ago. He shares his stories and recipes about Paris in this book. The photography is gorgeous and will make you see the beauty in a stick of butter.
David painstakingly lists common ingredients in French cooking at the beginning of the book, as well as cooking equipment.
Recipes range from appetizer, to mains, and of course, desserts. You can find french staples like French Onion Soup, Steak and Frites, and Duck Terrine. He even has a recipe for Herbed fresh goat cheese (from scratch!) and Frisee salad with bacon, egg and garlic toasts. Unexpected recipes include Indian cheese bread (naan) and Tabbouleh.
I liked reading his stories about French grocery stores, the difference between French and North American butter (Hint: French butter is much better) and dinner parties.
I had lots of fun making his super easy recipe for tiny French cakes, madelines. See the recipe.
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
Publisher: Random House
Hardcover, 345 pages