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 Author David Lebovitz
ISBN-10 076792889X
ISBN-13 9780767928892
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHENLike 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 withand even understandthis 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 SugarBourbon Glaze Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake Chocolate Coconut Marshmallows Chocolate Spice Bread Lemon Glazed Madeleines and MochaCrme Frache Cake will have readers 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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