I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Sweet Life in Paris for months. I ordered it as soon as it was released last week, and it is every bit as delicious as I expected it to be. I adore David Lebovitz’s witty essays on his blog as well as his yummy recipes. David worked at Chez Pannisse in San Francisco for over a decade, then spent time writing several wonderful cookbooks. After a personal tragedy, he decided to make a fresh start in Paris. This book is a collection of essays about learning how to decipher the cultural codes of his new city. And it is laugh-out-loud funny.
I was reading yesterday while the girls played in the back yard, I started laughing and M asked me what was so funny. I explained that it had to do with a bad batch of mint chip ice cream and a toilet that wouldn’t flush (a story that was even funnier to me since I seem to be cursed with at least one temperamental toilet where ever I live). M demanded that I read the story to her. I did, and she pulled up a chair and insisted I read more. I selected a few more child-friendly passages, and she loved them as much as I did.
I’ve marked several of the recipes to try ASAP, and I’m looking forward to stealing a bit of C’s naptime to finish the rest of the book. If you’re interested in Paris, desserts (who isn’t?), or need a good laugh, order this book immediately!