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While Paris is always beautiful, winter comes, and the city gets cold, gray, and touch dreary. In fact, it’s so cold that I refuse to go outside until spring. Believe me, all those romantic photos of Paris you see are taken during the spring and fall are very deceptive. And although it’s very pretty, it would take a mighty big levier (crowbar) to get me…

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“Adam knows what he did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” -David ‘Paris’ Lebovitz Watch David and Adam à Paris…

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Yup, I’m back in Paris…home for the holidays. Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and a soon-to-be Happy Birthday to David! (…it’s the 27th) For a dose of hilarious holiday humor, listen to Xmas in Frisco (if you have iTunes, it’s under the Radio listings; click: ‘Holiday’ to listen). The songs are some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard and softens the edge from any holiday…

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Here are some helpful tips to prevent cookies from spreading: Don’t Overbeat the Batter Far too many recipes advise bakers to simply “Cream butter and sugar until smooth”. So many people just turn on the mixer and go check their e-mail. When you beat butter and sugar, those little crystals of sugar create air pockets between the butterfat. The more you beat, the more air…

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Way back when, hotelier Leona Helmsley was charged with tax evasion and she became Public Enemy #1. A clever ad campaign lured guests back with the line… “Say what you want, she runs a helluva place!” That’s the way I feel about Los Angeles. I don’t know why, but I used to harbor suspicions about the place, that it was all just a big phony…

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Wow! The latest numbers are in! So far over $11,000 have been raised for the Red Cross to help the victims of the earthquake in Kashmir. There are fabulous prizes to be had, and you could win any of them for a minimum donation of just $5. There’s a historic walking tour of New York’s Chinatown, a day with Michelin-starred chef Stéphane Molé of Les…

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Tiny little heads of cauliflower, no bigger than a dolls-head. These were the most colorful I’d ever seen in magnificent shades of vivid purple and deep orange. Although America is known as the land of HUGE food, these tiny baby carrots are tender and very sweet. My first week as a cook at Chez Panisse, I spent a few hours peeling a case of them…only…

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To Whoever This May Concern: I apologize for stealing your Sharpie® during my current book tour. As you can see, I couldn’t help it. It started with the one I borrowed when booksigning in Virginia. But somewhere between there, and San Francisco, my obsession went horribly wrong. But you see, we don’t get Sharpies® in France. And I just couldn’t resist yours. Your Sharpie® was…

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