The Sweet Life in Paris

Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City

By David Lebovitz; David Drummond (Read by)
Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452608280

Publication Date: June 2012

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Description
Like 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 with and even understand this 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 Sugar-Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha Creme Fraiche Cake, will have listeners 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.



About the Author
Author of the highly praised cookbook "Room for Dessert, " David Lebovitz was a pastry cook at Alice Waters's famed Chez Panisse restaurant for twelve years. Named one of the "Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and nominated for an IACP/Kitchen Aid Award for Room for Dessert, David has been featured in such national publications as "Bon AppEtit, " the "New York Times, People, " and "Gourmet."DAVID DRUMMOND received an "AudioFile" Earphones award for his very first audiobook narration effort. Since then, he has recorded nearly fifty audiobooks for many different publishers and in many different genres. He lives with his family in Seattle.



Praise For The Sweet Life in Paris

"David Lebovitz is the greatest thing to happen to dessert since the spoon, but this time he shows that beyond his artful nose and flawless taste, he also has a keen reporter's eye." ---Mort Rosenblum, author of The Secret Life of the Seine

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