The Sweet Life in Paris + All-Clad Cookware Giveaway!


To celebrate the release today of my new book, The Sweet Life in Paris, the fine folks at All-Clad are giving away a brand-new 7 piece set of their magnificent stainless steel cookware!

All Clad set

This set includes a 2- and 3-quart saucepan, both with lids, a 10-inch frying pan, and a huge 8-quart stock pot. This is my favorite cookware (I carried mine over to Paris with me, piece-by-painstakingly-piece) and I’m thrilled they’re offering a set for my readers. If you’ve always wanted to start or add some All-Clad to your collection, this is a great way to do it.

The book features stories about my adventures in Paris, whether learning how not to walk in a straight line…or why the roads in Paris are all intended to take you right back to where you started, how I eloquently regaled startled guests at a swank dinner party with raptures about a magnificent black, er…zizi I saw in the hills Piedmont (and I’m not talking about the famous truffe noir d’Italie), and why, when the film version of my book comes out, Daniel Craig is the foremost candidate to play me in the movie.

(Hint: It’s not because of any abdominal similarities.)

Learn how I got into the thigh-high boots of the famous fish-boys, come along on my visit to Paris’ only clothing-optional sock shop, and learn how I manage to dodge the right hook of a certain dame d’une certain age, who’s become the love of my life.

chocolate pain d'épices

Somehow, I managed to get nearly fifty recipes in there, with everything from the sweet to the savory, and then some. And if you’re the lucky winner of this amazing, spiffy set of All-Clad cookware, you’ll be cooking up a storm in your own kitchen, too.

Now excuse me, I’m off to book a trip back to Italy…


UPDATE: The contest is now closed, and the winner has been announced. Thanks to everyone for your participation! -David

Related Links:

Join the The Sweet Life in Paris Facebook Group

Hungry for Paris write-up

Review and interview at Simply Recipes

The White On Rice Couple bake up a storm

Wright Eats comes to Paris, armed and ready

Meg at Too Many Chefs chats up the book

Flickr Pool of Recipes from The Sweet Life in Paris

A write-up at In Need of Chocolate

Digital City

An American in Paris-with Brownies on The Daily Beast

Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish

Chocolate Marshmallow




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  • raspberry sorbet! :)

  • Chocolate!
    Followed by Mocha Almond Fudge. And a simple Vanilla Bean Custard. Mmmmmm!!

  • Stracciatella!

  • My fav will have to be Rum Raisin.

  • Hi
    my two favorites are:

    1.) Macaroom pistachio with dark chocolate swirl

    2,) Mango cumcumber with lemon zest sorbet

  • Green apple sorbet from the Berthillion walkup stand on a warm June night on the Isle Saint Louis

  • Hi
    saw you on Foddie- fabulous

    my two favorites:

    1.) Macaroom pistachio with dark chocolate swirl

    2) Mango cumcumber with Lemon Zest sorbet

  • strawberry, the best

  • Hi David, I love your sense of humor and how you make cooking look so simple and fun! My favorite ice cream flavor is Saffron-Pistachio… you really have to try the Amul brand that is found in Indian stores… I wish I knew how to make it from scratch!

  • Coming to Paris next month and can’t wait!

    Favorite flavor right now has to be Sea Salt Caramel from Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco. The Taro from Polly Ann’s (also in S.F.) has to be a close 2nd. Thanks, David! Greetings from the Bay!

  • Berthillon Caramel au Beurre Salé
    Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip
    Haagen Dazs Coffee

  • Nothing like free stuff to lure the lurkers out. Macadamia flavour for me please.

  • i have to narrow it down to one? c’est ne pas possible!
    the go-to ice cream of choice when i’m looking for a tasty icy treat to accompany some other grand dessert creation would have to be sour cream. whether with chocolate or fruit, it finds a way to hold it’s own and make everything it surrounds that much better.
    as a solo ice cream… hmmmm… saffron pistachio.

  • This must be like trying to win a lottery – my pick is Black Forest.

  • Dulce de Leche

  • Can I say all of them for favorite flavor? :P OK, if I must pick, it’d probably be butter pecan.

    Will you be giving away copies of your book? I can’t wait to read it.

  • Its Mango for me

  • Congratulations on the shiny new book!

    Favorite flavor is praline pecan.

  • Passion fruit

  • tangerine

  • Definately pistachio.

  • Mocha Chip – to die for!

  • Mocha Chip – to die for!

  • pistachio, David, congratulation!

  • I love your new book!

    Mint chocolate chip is my favorite!!

    Thanks for the new ideas!

  • Green Tea ice-cream.
    Congrats on your new book!

  • Dark chocolate or caramel!

  • Peanut butter and chocolate

  • Chocolate and vanilla ice-cream, of course. Or vanilla and cherry? I can’t decide, I’m sorry. Please don’t make me!

    I just discovered your blog. Looks promising. I’ll browse more when I have the time. Congratulations for the book!

  • Strawberry sorbet – it has such an intense flavour!
    Irish Cream Coffee ice cream – made in New Zealand.

  • my favorite flavor is mocha.

  • DIME BAR CRUNCH from a teeny-tiny delish ice-creamery in Oxford. Your book looks great.

  • Passionfruit, ginger, pistachio, and melone (cantaloupe) if well done.

  • Peppermint would have to be my all time favorite ice cream but if it’s Ice Cream, I’ll probably love it.

    I love that there are 3838 comments! What a score David.

  • chocolate peanut butter

  • Just saw your bacon ice cream on Bizarre Foods. Looks yummy! I haven’t met an ice cream that I didn’t like. My favorite depends on my mood. Today, I’m in the mood for good, ol’ strawberry.

  • Molasses ginger snap for me!

  • Bertillion Caramel

  • Chocolate the most fabulous flavor in the world

  • Caramel butter salt!

  • I love pistachio ice cream. Congratulation on the book.

  • Caramel. No contest.

  • Coffee!!!!

    Dave – Congratulations on your new book!

  • Coffee!!!!

    Dave – Congratulations on your new book!

  • Mint Chocolate Chip

  • Creamy chocolate with a spoonful of butterscotch topping. My dad owned the local pharmacy in a resort town in the 60’s. I worked behind the counter at the soda fountain and that was our Saturday night treat as we watched the out-of-towners head down to the Pavilion for the weekly dance…good memories.


  • Favorite ice cream flavor = “breakfast” ice cream. Pancake-steeped creme anglaise with candied bacon and maple swirl. mmmm.

    Also, I’m shocked that more commenters haven’t picked up on what a zizi is. Think willie. :)

  • Coffee!
    I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  • Quince & bitter almond.

  • double chocolate cheesecake

  • Black sesame ice-cream is my all-time favorite. If you have a recipe… please share! It is very difficult to find!

  • Mango or Lychee sorbet
    Chocolate ice cream

  • Ginger Ice Cream

  • It is too difficult to choose so I will say that, I love most the last one I had…..strawberry sorbet with a little Baumes de Venise on top.
    I can not wait to read the new book. ………..Congrats in advance!!

  • ginger ice cream

  • I don’t think I have a prayer of winning with all of the comments left but my favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey although I have come to love Italian ice cream lately.

  • My favorite flavor of ice cream is butter pecan

  • Congrats on the book! Chocolate with any kind of nut.

  • Rhubarb sorbet for me!

  • I LOVE homemade oreo cookie ice cream!

  • My favorite flavor at the moment: Cassis sorbet. Normally I’m in to everything chocolate but cassis is so much more refreshing.

  • Belgian dark chocolate.
    I bought The Perfect Scoop a couple of weeks ago and I’m completely in love with your chocolate ice cream recipe!
    Congratulations on the new book.

  • Chocolate peanut butter! Looking forward to the new book :)

  • Home-made strawberry ice cream has total rights to world’s best ice cream flavor. Total. :)

  • Caramel!
    I enjoy your blog. Congratulations on your book- it looks beautiful.

  • Can’t wait to get the book and try the recipes. Transport me to Paris,please!

  • Salted butter caramel or coffee with dark chocolate straciatella

  • chocolate hazlenut

  • my favourite flavour of ice cream has to be Maple Syrup with Gingerbread peices, found in the pier food market in San Francisco.

  • home made vanilla, with caramel on top!

  • Yaourt at Amorino here in Paris.!

  • Do I have to pick just one… Hmmm, passion fruit. I had some in Carcassonne last weekend. But then again, chocolat noir is a family favorite. And lemon gelato can’t be too far behind that, but the girls would argue for mint chocolate chip. And I have a weakness for caramel or tiramisu. Stop me now! Congrats on the new book.

  • A childhood favorite from Swenson’s in San Francisco. I think it was called Swiss Almond Vanilla. Almond flavored ice cream with chocolate covered almonds. Help me I’m drowning…

  • chocolate raspberry ice cream. with gummi bears. chopped up gummi worms will work in a pinch, too.

  • lavender ice cream!

  • lemon sorbet

  • coffee heath bar crunch (Ben and Jerry’s) or cassis sorbet from Berthillon in Paris!

  • Haagen Daz coffee flavor!

  • Chocolate.

    Looking forward to reading the book.

  • lemon sorbet…just puts me in a good mood (what?…no shipments to neighborly Switzerland?)

  • Vanilla with chunks of strawberries.

  • I enjoy simple flavors, so it has to be Lemon Sorbet.

  • Mint ice cream made with fresh mint. Congratulations on the book, I can’t wait to read it!

  • Congrats on the new book!

    My favorite sorbet is either Pineapple Coconut or raspberry.

  • Burnt sugar. Mmmm.

  • rum & raisin ice cream mmmmm

  • Watermelon sorbet with fresh mint. I cannot deny my southern roots! This one’s a charm in the the summahtime.

  • lemon sorbet

  • mmmmm orange sorbet

  • I just had grapefruit gelato – might be a new favorite. Coffee Oreo when I need comfort. Burnt Sugar can also be comforting, but makes me feel “edgy”. The chocolate ice cream from Berthillon may be one of my best food memories.

  • Mocha Chip

  • white chocolate and blackberry swirl

  • my favourite icecream flavour is mango … especially at this time of the year in South India (where I live) as its the peak of the mango season.

  • white chocolate and blackberry swirl

  • Coffee or Burnt Carmel.

  • cantaloup

  • mango! yum…

  • black raspberry chocolate chip for me.

  • Do I need to choose just one? Here are my top 3 (yes, I know they don’t give me extra entries, but I wouldn’t want to hurt the others’ feelings, ya know?):

    Vanilla Bean
    Mint Chocolate Chip