My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories Read Online Free - 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.
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.
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December 08, 2017
I had so much fun reading this cookbook/memoir over the past week. I didn't hurry, just enjoyed the recipes, the little stories, and the vibrant pictures that David Lebovitz included.
I will say that I found the recipes intriguing and thought everything sounded great. I am now addicted to salted...
May 31, 2014
Lebovitz is known for his delicious French-inspired desserts, but this is more of an all-round cookbook, with tales of how he entertains friends in his tiny Paris apartment. An informative introduction sets the record straight by exploding myths about French food. He also tells some amusing stori...
March 29, 2014
Disclaimer: I was reading this more for descriptions of French food and Parisian life than I was for recipes. The chance that I will actually cook anything from this cookbook starts at fair and decreases. Just so you know.
Why am I unlikely to actually make any of these dishes? Three reasons:
January 11, 2015
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get all excited about a book, and then it arrives and I won’t touch it. Am I intimidated? Procrastinating? Saving it for the perfect day and mood? I haven’t figured out that part of my psyche yet. The latest victim of this “waiting game” was David Lebovitz’...
December 18, 2014
A must have for French cuisine enthusiasts!
I was so excited when I got approved for this I may have squealed. Shhh don't tell anyone. I have Ready for Dessert and use it regularly. Actually, I have cookbooks from three current or former chefs of Chez Panisse. Mainly because I subscribe to their...
January 11, 2018
I first encountered David Lebovitz — cook, ex-pat extraordinaire and raconteur— on his website. Imagine how delighted I was when I found his My Paris Kitchen, a cookbook, memoir of sorts and travelogue, all rolled into one! You’ll love the recipes, of course; you’ll love the stories even more.
August 01, 2016
I love David Lebovitz so much. I'm working my way through this cookbook, Julie & Julia-style, and it's making me very, very happy.
January 11, 2018
I bought this recently when it was on sale for the Kindle. I collect cookbooks and don't typically buy them in digital format, but I was so curious about this one and couldn't pass it up for the price. Love the stories and the recipes look wonderful. Excited to get cooking and try them! Beautiful...
July 10, 2014
There are cookbooks that I glance through, marking recipes to try. Then there are the cookbooks, that sit on my bedside table, ready to read like a novel. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz falls in the later category. This is a book you want to curl up with, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine....
November 30, 2014
This book really made me want to return to Paris ASAP! I was there in 2010 but only for 4 days. The food in Paris is so delicious. Anyway, I doubt if I'll try and make any of these fab dishes since they seem quite elaborate but thanks for the memories!