San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at Williams-Sonoma Union Square for a special book signing and talk with David Lebovitz and Alice Medrich. David will be signing copies of his new cookbook, My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories.
It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes.
In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You’ll find Soupe à l’oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there’s dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David’s kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
Alice Medrich’s honors include two James Beard Foundation Awards for Cookbook of the Year and IACP’s 2011 Best Baking Book Award for Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies. Widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States, Alice currently devotes much of her career to teaching. Her new cookbook, Flavor Flours, will be published by Artisan in November 2014.
* David will only be signing copies of My Paris Kitchen purchased at the Williams-Sonoma store where the event is being held. Proof of purchase required. Returns prohibited.
When & Where
Williams-Sonoma Union Square
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