Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Paris Kitchen Cookbook by David Lebovitz

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:

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!


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