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My Paris Kitchen

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My Paris Kitchen

(Ten Speed) My Paris Kitchen features over 100 of my favorite recipes that I make in my kitchen in Paris. Included are recipe for appetizers, first courses, main courses, and – of naturally – dessert! (All recipes are in standard and metric measurements.) There are stories throughout the book about Paris and Parisian culture, and the book is lavishly photographed, with pictures of the streets, cafés, bakeries, chocolate, cheeses, and breads that make Paris such a delicious city. International readers can order the book from Book Depository, which offers free worldwide delivery.

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Ready for Dessert

This book is a compilation of my all-time favorite dessert recipes. Ready for Dessert generously features recipes from Room for Dessert and Ripe for Dessert, which have all been completely updated and revised, as well as a selection of brand-new recipes that haven’t been printed before. This gorgeously photographed book features everything from a tropically-inspired Coconut Rum Cake, Chocolate-Dipped cupcakes with a creamy filling, rustic fruit desserts, and the famous Fresh Ginger Cake recipe, in addition to nearly 150 others.

(You can find some additional tips and notes to the recipes here.)

For those who live in the United Kingdom and Europe, there is a UK-edition of Ready for Dessert available in hardcover.

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The Sweet Life in Paris

Like so many others, I dreamed about living in Paris ever since I first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, I moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all my worldly belongings into three suitcases, I arrived, hopes high, at my new apartment in Paris.

But I soon discovered it’s a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men’s footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything, to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is my story of how I came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet quirky city.

The Sweet Life in Paris was a finalist in the Best Literary Writing category, in the 2010 Cuisinart/International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.

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The Perfect Scoop

The Perfect Scoop is an ice-cream lovers dream come true. Home-style favorites and contemporary ice creams, fresh-fruit sorbets, chilly sherbets, frozen yogurts, and authentic Italian granitas are well represented in the hundreds of recipes in this beautifully-photographed book. You’ll also find recipes for sauces, like Marshmallow Hot Fudge and Salted Butter Caramel, as well as easy instructions for the best tasting Mix-ins you’ve ever smashed into your ice cream: Homemade thin mints, peanut butter patties, and dark chocolate truffles.

And because ice cream always tastes better when perched on something edible, you’ll find recipes for homemade cones, feather-light meringues, golden-brown cream puffs, chewy and cakey brownies, as well as oversized cookies to make the best ice cream sandwiches you’ve ever tasted. Start churning today with The Perfect Scoop.

For those who live in the United Kingdom and Europe, there is a UK-edition of The Perfect Scoop.

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Paris Pastry Guide

Coming to Paris? Let this guide be your companion if you’re in search of the best chocolate, cakes, and confections in the world’s sweetest city. The Paris Pastry eBook is available for downloads in formats compatible with most electronic devices, including Android devices and eReaders, and also comes in a Kindle version.

This electronic guidebook has handy maps for over 300 bakeries and pastry shops, and includes descriptions, addresses, and plenty of full-color photos of my favorite treats. There’s also my Top 25 Places in Paris listed, and what to get once you get to them.

The Paris Pastry Guide is also available as an app in the iTunes store.

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The Great Book of Chocolate

The ultimate guidebook to the world of chocolate, this comprehensive volume has it all, beginning with how chocolate is made to explaining what those labels mean, simple explanations of the history of chocolate as well as some of the startling health benefits that scientists have recently discovered. The Great Book of Chocolate was noted by The New York Times and Food+Wine magazine as one of the top books of the year.

Much of the book is devoted to recipes for classic and modernized chocolate desserts, which is guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of Chocophiles everywhere! You’ll find recipes for moist and light Chocolate-Cherry Scones to Warm Individual Chocolate Cakes oozing chocolaty goodness. With simple instructions to make your own unbelievably good Belgian-style Chocolate Truffles and David’s famous recipe for Homemade Rocky Road, this is the one book that every chocolate-lover needs to own.

Room For Dessert

Hailed by critics nationwide and called an "instant masterpiece" by the San Francisco Examiner, Room For Dessert was honored by being selected as a finalist for an IACP/KitchenAid Best Book on Baking Award. There’s over 100 recipes from everything from a simple, yet over-the-top Chocolate Orbit Cake to Chocolate Chunk Cookies, as well as a great recipe for chewy Coconut Macaroons that you will want to make over and over. The recipe for Fresh Ginger Cake is a classic, and is another reason that Room For Dessert has become a favorite of home cooks everywhere. The New York Times said about Room For Dessert, "David’s instructions are so clear and simple and the recipes are so good that it become clear what a master baker he is."

Ripe For Dessert

Ripe For Dessert features desserts with fruit inside, outside, and alongside. Whether you’re looking for something simple and delightful, such as a flavorful Apple and Blackberry Crisp and a luscious Plum Cake with Toffee Topping, or what many consider ‘The Absolute Best Brownies’ in the world with a secret ingredient and a lofty brightly-flavored Lime and Marshmallow Pie, Ripe for Dessert includes everyone’s favorite desserts with fruit.

The Bakers Dozen Cookbook

A collective result of the best bakers in the San Francisco Bay Area, we tested hundreds of cheesecakes to come up with best, creamiest, and densest cheesecake imaginable. Other contributors include Flo Braker, Alice Medrich, Carol Field, and Marion Cunningham. The result is a oversized volume of recipes that resulted from our get-togethers and baking confabs where we learned from each other how to make the perfect Angel Food Cake, the secrets of the best cookies, the flakiest pie crusts, and loftiest chocolate cakes.


– The recipes in The Great Book of Chocolate, The Perfect Scoop, The Sweet Life in Paris, and Ready for Dessert are in both standard and metric measurements.

– International readers can order my books via Book Depository, which offers free worldwide shipping.