Earlier this month we hosted two events with the wildly popular blogger and author David Lebovitz. He was in the city to celebrate his new book, My Paris Kitchen, a book which has quickly become one of our favourites to read and cook from.
Joan, one of the staff members here, tells us about the book:
What do you think of the book so far?
J: It's a good read with lots of good stories and anecdotes, and everything turned out exactly the way it was explained and tasted good - all signs of a good cookbook! And the photos of Paris are wonderful. It would make an excellent gift.
Which recipes have you made?
J: I made the Parisian Gnocchi, Steak with Mustard Butter, Individual Chocolate Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce and Chicken with Mustard. I especially enjoyed the gnocchi and Chicken with Mustard, which can be made ahead- a huge bonus for busy soccer nights when dinner needs to be fast. The gnocchi was very rich, but light at the same time- they would be excellent for a dinner party as they puffed up impressively.
What makes this book special?
J: Well I think this book is great because it's not intimidating; it would be perfect for someone just starting in French cooking. But the real star of this book is the desserts, they're really very special.