David Lebovitz's latest book My Paris Kitchen features over 100 of his favorite recipes that he makes in his kitchen in Paris. Included are recipe for appetizers, first courses, main courses, and – naturally – dessert! There are stories throughout the book, trademark wit and humor, about Paris and Parisian culture, and the book is lavishly photographed, with pictures of the streets, cafés, bakeries, chocolate, cheeses, and breads that make Paris such a delicious city. This book reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
He will be discussing his work in the form of an interview, leaving plenty of time for questions from the audience. He will also be signing copies of the book which will be for sale by WHSmith.
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About the author
David began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen, until he ended up at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, working with Alice Waters and co-owner, Executive Pastry Chef Lindsey Shere, who he considers his mentor. He spent nearly thirteen years in the kitchens at Chez Panisse before leaving in 1999.
Having been a professional cook and baker most of his life, David launched his website in 1999 to coincide with the release of his first book, Room for Dessert. The site was intended as a place to share recipes and stories and in 2004, to coincide with his move to Paris, turned the site into an official, and highly popular, blog.
He is author of numerous books on food including The Great Book of Chocolate, The Perfect Scoop, The Sweet Life in Paris, and Ready for Dessert. David was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and has been featured in Bon Appétit, Chocolatier, Cooking Light, Food+Wine, Cook’s Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Travel and Leisure, The New York Times, Saveur, and USA Today.