~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #182
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“Paris was always Paris, and the French were . . . well, the French. But because of what happened —j’avais mûri, I had ‘ripened,’ as they say.” —David Lebovitz, L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home (released Tuesday November 7, 2017)
In today’s episode of the podcast, food blogger, renowned pastry chef (having worked for 13 years at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse) and best-selling cookbook author David Lebovitz joins me to talk about his new food and Paris destination memoir L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home.
Having called Paris home since 2004, it was after eight years of renting that he decided he wanted to put down roots, and thus the journey of delights and disasters began.
Tune in to my conversation with David Lebovitz and discover:
- How the real estate market works in Paris
- The one item he wanted for his kitchen that didn’t exist anymore (until David went on the hunt for it)
- What he discovered about Paris and his move to the City of Light while writing this book
- How much butter the average French person eats each year
- What advice he gives to people who are visiting Paris
- How he is surviving the current butter shortage in France
- What the French consider a terrible insult
- One of the challenges that arose while writing the book
- Why his partner Romain is his hero
Visit David’s blog DavidLebovitz.com
As mentioned in the conversation:
- My Sweet Life in Paris, David’s best-selling Parisian memoir
- a post from his blog: Fall at the Market in Paris (2017)
- Instagram — @davidlebovitz (view a few pics below)
- Find out how to join David’s tours in Paris during your next visit to the city
- Facebook — facebook.com/davidlebovitz
- Twitter — @davidlebovitz
- David’s French farm house sink (second image below)
~images from David’s Instagram, and be sure to check out his IG Stories as well~
~the French farmhouse sink worth the search as discussed in the episode~
More books by David Lebovitz:
~My Sweet Life in Paris, David’s best-selling Parisian memoir
~My Paris Kitchen: Recipes & Stories by David Lebovitz (a cookbook to have in your kitchen and the cookbook he was working on during his apartment’s renovations)
~Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes
~Recipe for David’s Quiche aux petits pois, lard fumé et estragon (Bacon, Green Pea, and Tarragon Quiche)
~Click here for the recipe
~Tune in to more French-Inspired episodes of The Simple Sophisticate below:
- episode #4 — 10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile
- episode #32 — The Francophile’s Style Guide: The 14 Essentials
- episode #127 — 20 Ways to Live Like a Parisienne
- episode #144 — 20 Ways to Incorporate Your Love for the French Culture into Your Everyday
- episode #151 —10 Style Tips to Embrace the French Woman’s Approach to Effortless Chic
- episode #168 —French Everyday Living with Author & Blogger Sharon Santoni
- episode #169 —Understanding the French Culture: My Interview with Géraldine Lepere of Comme une Française
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7 thoughts on “182: David Lebovitz Talks About Making Paris His Home”
David Lebovitz is utterly charming. His blog conveys a great affection for France.
I can attest that farmhouse sinks ne courent pas des rues, as they say.
Thank you for tuning in. 🙂 Have a beautiful week.
A delightful and charming conversation. Well done!
Would like to suggest an interview with Laura Calder, please. I loved her show and her books…and she has a new book coming out in the next few days….please and thank you! ?
Working on it! Cannot wait to read her book as well. It looks wonderful. Thank you for tuning in. 🙂
Great interview! Just read his new book and couldn’t put it down. What an experience he had!
Thank you for tuning in!