Good morning! I hope that you are having a great week! The sun is shining and the temperatures are already in the 90's, it is definitely starting to feel a lot like summer.
I know that a lot of people do not like to cook in the summer because it is too hot, I am not that person. I love to cook anytime of the year and most especially when I have a new cookbook.
I have long been a fan of David Lebovitz, the American pastry chef and blogger who packed up his belonging and moved to Paris ten years ago and has never looked back.
Last month David released his ninth cookbook, My Paris Kitchen. The book is a combination of mouthwatering recipes and stories. I have to tell you that of all of his cookbooks and I have many, this is my favorite.
I love that in addition to the delicious recipes, and stunning photographs the book features so many great snippets of his life. I enjoyed reading about his quest for the perfect sink, or finding the best produce at the market, and the stress of shopping at the Supermarche. Although visiting Paris is a wonderful adventure, if you have spent any length of time there you know that the French have a lot of idiosyncrasies we just don't understand and David shares many of them in this book.
My husband gave me this book less than a month ago and we have made at least two recipes from it each week. In fact we even made the Spiced Meatballs with Sriracha Sauce twice in one week because they were so good.
My Paris Kitchen contains the quintessential French favorites, like French Onion Soup, Duck Confit and Croque Monsieur bu it also contains Caramel Pork Ribs, Indian Cheese Bread, Hummus and many other recipes that I never thought of as being French, and frankly they are not but they are inspired by David's life and experience in Paris.
Do you have the book My Paris Kitchen? If so what is your favorite recipe that you have tried? If you do not have the book or are unfamiliar with Davids blog, I urge you to check them both out.
Have a great day!