Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris: A Recipe for Living in the World's Most Delicious CityThe Sweet Life in Paris: A Recipe for Living in the World's Most Delicious City 
by David Lebovitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book came across my desk at the library. It drew me in because my daughter actually like in Paris for three months.  She wanted to stay longer, but obligations that brought her back to the States.  

I really loved the book. It was like reading a blog in the form of a hardback book. It took me half as long to read as I thought it might since half of it was recipes.

David Lebovitz immigrated to Paris from San Francisco. He seems to voice more complaints in the book than compliments about Paris and Parisians, in general.  I wonder why he even wants to stay. He has been there long enough so that he is a foreigner both there and here. When reading between the lines, I never detected a sense of joy about him. It is more like he is resigned to his fate. How sad. Take my perception with a grain of salt; it is just my perception. You will like the book and his take on Paris and especially the food/recipes.


  1. This definitely looks interesting! another one to add to my end table.. I've got over a dozen waiting...

  2. Hey there, I recently discovered your blog through another blog and began following...When I received my Stylish Blogger Award, I immediately thought of you and your blog to share it with...come on over and "pick it up."

  3. I am going to read this immediately I am a big Francophile lol. I have never been to France yet but I love it and have always wanted to go. This would be something right up my alley. I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for putting this up. =)