L’appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making my Paris Home
by David Lebovitz
East Bay residents may know David Lebovitz as a former chef at Chez Panisse, author of much-loved cookbooks My Paris Kitchen
, The Perfect Scoop
, The Sweet Life in Paris
, and three others, and creator of a popular food and living blog at davidlebovitz.com
. Lebovitz’s departure after 13 years from Chez Panisse took him to Paris, where he lived for ten years in a rental before deciding to buy his own place. In his latest book, the author details with humor and the keen eye of a traveler his real estate ownership odyssey—including a lot of misadventures and mishaps—buying and renovating his new apartment together with his partner, Romain. The book includes about two dozen recipes, each included to illustrate a story: His Swedish Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies were inspired by a meltdown during a frustrating visit to IKEA, and his delightfully toothsome Plum Raspberry Gratin is a recipe devised to bake in a toaster oven during renovations. An easy read, this book is sure to amuse and entertain any cook who’s ever undertaken a kitchen remodel or imagined living in Paris.
Meet Author David Lebovitz and sample flavors from his new book:
Thursday November 16, 6pm
3 Railroad Ave, Danville
Friday November 17, 4–6pm
Market Hall Foods Rockridge
5655 College Ave, Oakland
Edible East Bay’s book editor Kristina Sepetys is eager to share her ideas and book recommendations with our readers.