davidlebovitz: Living the Sweet Life in Paris

American pastry chef & baker, living in Paris. Writing cookbooks and exploring the bakeries, chocolate shops, bistros of the city...and the rest of the world!

Panifica bakery

I used to cross Paris to buy a loaf of bread. That was when I was more of a débutant and kept a list of bakeries that I wanted to visit, and I’d make it a point to check off as many as I could, to try their bread. But few in Paris go farther than their local boulangerie to get their bread ....more

Summer Fruit Tart with Almond Cream

This is one of the simplest fruit tarts to make. Juicy fruits are embedded in a rich almond frangipane, making it easy to slice, and it keeps well, too. So now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about nectarines ....more

Plum Strawberry Jam

I am sure that after I am gone, they are going to find something...more

Tawlet Souk el Tayeb, Lebanese food in Paris

One of the great regrets I had in life was when I went to Beirut and didn’t go to the Tawlet Souk el Tayeb, a culinary project supporting...more

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt with Summer Fruits and Italian Meringues

I was once on a panel about blogging and everyone was surprised when I said that at any given time, I have about seventeen posts started, either sitting on my kitchen counter or partially written on my computer. With the focus on blogs being a little more spiffy than they used to be, back when you could – for example...more

Scallion Flatbreads

As much as we like to rib each other about our differences, France is no different from America when it comes to a few...more

Frozen Zabaglione

Some people don’t have a big kitchen, or a lot of kitchen equipment. I think I have everything that’s available, and at some point, may start an equipment rental business to drum up some extra cash. I’ve had friends (French and American) desperate for things like angel food cake pans, muffin tins, rimmed baking sheets, and even an ice cream scoop in every possible size available ....more

Things I Bring Back to France from America

No matter how many wonderful the foods, and other things, are in France, when I go back to the States, there are some things that I...more