My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz, 2014.
David Lebovitz says himself that he likes reading the stories behind the recipes, and this is how his new cookbook is formatted. I can read through this cookbook like a novel, and the tales about friends, food vendors, provinces in France, and treasured ingredients are even more inspiring than the gorgeous photography. On David’s recommendations, I went out to Fiesta Farms and bought champagne vinegar, red wine vinegar, the caramel-flavoured sherry vinegar, and finally opened my jar of Dijon mustard.
I have only cooked one of the amazing recipes that are included in this book, the Poulet a la Moutarde (mustard chicken) that is on the front cover. However, I also want to try the delicious Poireaux Vinaigrette a la Moutarde et aux Lardons (leeks with mustard-bacon vinaigrette) and the Salade Lyonnaise.
I stumbled upon David Lebovitz’s blog back in 2005/2006 when I was in university. Along with Traveler’s Lunchbox, his blog was one of my favourites. Somehow I lost track of them until about last year. And I am happy to call myself one of David’s readers again.
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