David Lebovitz's Cookbook: My Paris Kitchen
At the bookstore, I intended to buy a cookbook for our granddaughter's 7th birthday ---but couldn't find anything appropriate, does anyone have one to recommend? --- but came home with a gift for myself: "My Paris Kitchen" by David Lebovitz.
I was not aware of his popular blog "Living the Sweet Life in Paris" but now I am. Check it out: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/
He is a expat expert in French/California cooking with some international flavors. And a baker.
What made me not want to leave the bookstore without his cookbook were three things:
1. His writing style is fun and engaging. Not too fussy or rigid in his thinking and approach to food. I love a cookbook when you can hear the author's voice as you follow along.
2. Buckwheat --- one of my interests since we live near the buckwheat-growing "capital"--- was in many of the recipes ---which surprised me --- and intrigued me.
3. And there is a whole section on baking madeleines! Given my recent experience with them, I am hoping he can teach me how to make them properly.
Oh, and did I say, he also loves chocolate!