Staff Picks: My Paris Kitchen

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.