The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

Book - 2017
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"Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804188388
Characteristics: 354 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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Are you an armchair renovator? Do you like to daydream about the perfect Instagram ready life in Paris? This is your book. You can live vicariously through ex-pat food blogger and former Chez Panisse pastry chef David Lebovitz's misadventures in French bureaucracy and social protocols from the s... Read More »

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May 31, 2018

Humorous account of trying to find and renovate an apartment in France. Any books by Americans in France are great--they usually show an appreciate of a wonderful culture--great style, food, wine, etc--while bemoaning the vagaries of their obsolete systems (the post office, for example) and inexplicable cultural traditions. If that's your cup of tea (or glass ofwine), I highly recommend it!


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