My Paris Kitchen

My Paris Kitchen

Recipes and Stories

eBook - 2014
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A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way modern Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.It's been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks--most notably in Paris--incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You'll find Soupe à l'oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there's dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David's kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781607742685
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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David Lebovitz is a well known food blogger (http://www.davidlebovitz.com) who moved to Paris more than a decade ago. His most recent cookbook, My Paris Kitchen, includes recipes, stories about the particular dish, or his culinary adventures. He explains techniques and the reasons behind the ... Read More »


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hershyd Feb 28, 2017

A beautifully written book with interesting stories , great photography and enticing recipes.

Sarah_CT Aug 24, 2016

Our August 2016 selection, My Paris Kitchen was a huge hit for all of our participants. Filled with stories and pictures, this title made you feel like you were in Paris. Though filled with French recipes, none were too complex and Lebovitz takes the time to explain techniques that may not be familiar to home cooks. Bonus sections include creating a perfect cheese plate, source index and a pantry guide. Recipe hits were plentiful and misses had more to do with taste preferences than bad recipes. Our only complaint was that the font was small for the kitchen. We recommend this book for the cook, the cookbook reader and those that need an armchair vacation.

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jannylegs
Jul 13, 2016

Simple yet elegant recipes mixed with enviable stories about living, cooking and eating in Paris.

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Ikesmom
Feb 23, 2016

EuSei,

Don't forgo your dream of visiting Paris. It is a wonderful city and the food is amazing. It is also a beautiful city and I have had rare instances of poor manners.

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mjagarcia
May 20, 2015

This is a "personal" cookbook about the author's own experience cooking in Paris, and so it's not as comprehensive as some cookbooks, but the recipes are great and Lebovitz is a great storyteller.

EuSei Jan 30, 2015

A very interesting book, with incredible recipes and beautiful pictures of Paris—and food. David is also a great prose writer. The stories he tells about his first kitchen and precarious conditions in which he worked, are hilarious and, at the same time, endearing. Yet, his descriptions of his snobbish friends made me rethink my dream of visiting Paris one day… These Parisians ridicule and belittle even their fellow French, mind you! David obviously is a very, very patient man, for sure!

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swong1000
Aug 03, 2014

Beautifully written. Loved the stories that accompany each recipe. And the pictures of Paris are gorgeous.

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