Results tagged The Sweet Life in Paris from David Lebovitz

Paris Book Event This Weekend

This Sunday, December 6th from 3-5pm, I’ll be doing a booksigning with Heather Stimmler-Hall of Secrets of Paris, author of The Naughty Paris Guide, and Keith Spicer, author of Paris Passions.

We’ll be hosted by Context Travel in Paris and Oliver Magny of O-Château, who will be providing libations (ie: wine).

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Since it’s the holidays, if you’re good, I might even bring some Friendship Bars…depending on whether you’ve been naughty or nice.

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How to Poach Pears

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Every year I spend an inordinate amount of my time poaching fruit. It’s usually because I’m powerless to resist all the pears in baskets at my market, and buy far more than I need. Yes, much of my sweet bounty find its way into sorbets, cakes, ice creams, and jams. But one of my favorite ways to keep those pears around a little longer is to poach them.

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Poaching is gentle, stove-top cooking, and winter pears are ideal candidates since they keep their shape. Poaching also improves the taste of ho-hum pears. That’s especially good news for you do-ahead folks out there; the longer the pears sit in the flavorful syrup after poaching, the better they’ll taste. Since there isn’t a big variety of fruit tumbling my way in the winter, to get my fruit-fix, I’ll keep some poached pears in the refrigerator and enjoy them diced and mixed with my mid-morning yogurt and granola.

Be sure to start with firm, ripe pears.

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Paris Pâtisserie Event & Booksigning

This Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30pm, I’ll be at the American Library in Paris discussing my favorite topic—dessert!

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Paris Book Event

This weekend, I’ll be having an informal booksigning in Paris.

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The event will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 2-3:30pm at A la Boîte bouquiniste, 31 quai de Conti. (Map)

There will be copies of all three of my books; The Sweet Life in Paris, The Perfect Scoop, and The Great Book of Chocolate available.

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Washington Post Story & Recipes

I had a terrific time with fuzzy-faced food editor Joe Yonan when he came to Paris recently, and he was such a super dude, that I took him to my favorite market to meet some of my friends and vendors.

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You can read the story, American Blogger in Paris in today’s Washington Post.

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Facebook & Twitter

Facebook

As many of you know who were following me on Facebook, I switched my page to a Fan page, not because I wanted to gonflé my p’tit ego, but because of limits imposed by the anonymous people who refuse to show their faces or respond to service issues over at Facebook. On that page, I post links to sites and information that I find funny, bizarre, or are a bit more skewed than stuff I present on the blog. Fans….I mean, folks are also welcome to post links and sites of interest there as well.

Consequently, there’s always interesting dialogues going on over there, which I jump into from time-to-time, so you’re welcome to come along.

For the switch, I was unable to transfer my “Friends” from my old Facebook page over to the new page, but the good news is that I don’t need to approve anyone; you can just head over there and join up yourself!

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I’ve also set up Fan pages for my two recent books where I, and readers, post links to recipes, photos, and articles that relate to The Sweet Life in Paris and ice cream-making for The Perfect Scoop.

Twitter

Like a lot of you, I’m having fun on Twitter. It’s a way to send out thoughts and see what’s up with others.

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Paris Meet-Up, Book Notes, and Good Bite

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La Cocotte Booksigning and Get-Together

This Saturday, June 27th, from 4pm to 5:30pm, I’ll be signing books and meeting folks at La Cocotte bookshop in Paris, located at 5, rue Paul Bert. (Métro: Faidherbe-Chaligny)

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There’s going to be wine, women (and men), and if you get there early enough, Dulce de Leche Brownies for all.

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The Sweet Life in Paris

On May 19, I’ll be doing a talk and booksigning The Sweet Life in Paris at the WHSmith store here in Paris. If you are in the area, or can make it by Tuesday, come join me!

(Update: Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a stellar turnout and it was so fun to meet so many of you. If you’re interested, there are signed copies of the book in the store. To find out where I’ll be next, visit my Schedule page.)

Kindle Edition

Also, many of you’ve mentioned that you’re happy that the book is available to download electronically. So if you have a Kindle, the book is available in a Kindle edition now, as well.

Related News & Reviews

Hungry for Paris write-up

Living The Sweet Life in Paris, vicariously

Take That! Paris Café…

A steamy podcast and Chocolate Yogurt Cake recipe

Dorie Greenspan braves the mob

Heidi makes a beautiful Breton Buckwheat Cake from the book

Write up with the SuperChef

Review & interview at Simply Recipes

The White On Rice Couple, find a recipe worth repeating

Wright Eats comes to Paris, armed and ready

Polly-Vous Français says “Oui!”

Barbara Serves It Forth and makes the Mocha Crème Fraîche Cake

The Boston Globe and An American Pastry Chef in Paris

Meg at Too Many Chefs chats up the book

Flickr Pool of Recipes from The Sweet Life in Paris

If you find yourself In Need of Chocolate

Recruiting for the The Sweet Life in Paris Facebook Group

The Digital City and I dish

Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish

An American in Paris-with Brownies on The Daily Beast