Since moving to France, I've had people cut (or try to cut) in front of me in lines at airports, movie theaters, grocery stores, train stations, outdoor markets, in department stores, and at bakeries. But I've never had anyone cut in front of me when the doctor came out and called my name to go into her office. Until today.
Coming up - the Fête de la Gastronomie, where chefs in France strut their stuff 🇨🇵️
My pal Brad Thomas Parsons is launching his newest book tomorrow night at Grand Army in Brooklyn. I won't be there (unfortunately) but there will be amazing amaro-based cocktails for those that do attend! #jealous
Just added some dates to my Schedule page, including two events at Sur La Table in New York and Los Angeles. The demos will require sign-ups, but the book signings are open to all!
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This weekend is European Heritage Days, which means nearly 17,000 monuments in France, that aren't usually open to the public, will be...and admission is free! (Note that lines to get into the Elysées Presidential Palace in Paris are long.)
If you're fortunate to still have plums available, this plum tart is a seasonal favorite. Tangy plums in a yeasted crust with a crunchy streusel topping. The dough is easy and not fussy at all; you simply press the dough into the pan and let it bake around the plums, capturing the juices and making it easy to slice...and eat!
Aside from using the word "shock," an interesting read about how these wines are made
The end of the "Parisian driver"?
Excited about this event!
I've often asked about the best bakeries and pastry shops in Paris. So I've compiled a list of some of my very favorites in the city, some well-known and others more off-the-beaten path, on an all-new page on my blog. I'll be updating it with new discoveries as I find them! Check it out=>
So pleased with the nice review of my upcoming book, L'appart, by Kirkus! https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/david-lebovitz/lappart/
I love rice pudding, or riz au lait, as the French call it. Rich and creamy, this oven-baked version is made with milk yet the rice gives is a luxurious texture. Paired with plums, it's one of my favorite desserts. Check out the recipe I just posted on my site, along with some Blog Notes about upcoming events, site changes...and more! Click here to read=>
Wow. Check out these cakes...
Head's Up: Upcoming Air France pilot strike. Which just happens to fall on a day I'm flying :( (FYI: There's also a nationwide "general" strike planned for Sept 12th.)
I'll be in conversation with Deb Perelman of smitten kitchen for this special event in New York City as we talk about cooking and baking our way through life...and more!
Good to know!
I'm often asked "Who makes the best baguette in Paris?" Hard to say who is "the best," but the baguette de campagne made with natural starter, at Maison Landemaine is definitely one of my favorites, for sure. Check out the story of the bakery that I just posted on my site, with lots of pastry pictures :) and, of course, bread! Click to read=>
A+ expat gifts :) (And don't worry, I use the ziptop bags a gazillion times, over and over and over again...) - thanks C.C.!
Gotta admit, the pictures of the food are pretty otherworldly...
Beautiful linen kitchen towels Le Grand Blanc (Paris, 12th)
Didn't know there was a shortage - but I do know more people are going for rainbow sprinkles these days...
Happy to be included in list in Departures magazine!
Visit me at http://www.davidlebovitz.com
Page of David Lebovitz, pastry chef and cookbook author, who lives in Paris and writes about food, culture and travel. On this page are links to stories and recipes of interest.