Blog Notes

Receive Blog Posts by Email and Newsletter Subscriptions

A little bit back, I changed the service that sends out my monthly newsletter and blog posts to those of you who subscribe to receive them by email.

If you want to get blog posts sent to you via email, to your Inbox, you can enter your email address here: Email Sign Up.

To get my newsletter, which comes out at the beginning of each month, you can sign up here: Newsletter Sign Up.

-You’re also welcome to use the sign up forms in the right sidebar.

-Note that these are opt-in subscriptions and you’ll receive an email that you need to respond to in order to confirm your subscription. At the bottom of each blog post that is emailed, and each newsletter, there is an easy way to unsubscribe if you change your mind. (Although I hate to see you go!)

-If you don’t get a confirmation email or don’t get the posts or newsletter, check your spam folder as some providers put “bulk” emails in there automatically. (Yahoo, Comcast and AOL seem to be especially good at doing that.) You can also add <> to your “Safe” list if your email program has filtering options, like Gmail does.

Print Option for Recipes

Recipes on the blog are now printable!

Recipe Archives

I’ve been updating some recipes from the archives on the blog and will be bringing a few of them up to the top as I’ve updated the recipe and photos. There will still be new content (recipes and stories) but I’ll be popping a few of the updated recipes on the blog, here and there.

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  • Linda Hackett
    August 9, 2016 5:44pm

    It is easy to print just the recipe by doing a screen shot on your computer:
    Command shift 4 on a Mac. Grab the recipe and print

  • Liz
    August 9, 2016 7:11pm

    I’m confused. I got this post via email. Do I need to re-subscribe to continue getting them? I didn’t notice a change.

    • August 10, 2016 7:52am
      David Lebovitz

      Nope. You’re all set. My previous service dropped a number of people (which is why I dropped them!) but if you’re getting it fine, there’s no need to do anything. Thanks for subscribing!

  • Bernadette
    August 9, 2016 9:30pm

    Thank you, David for yet another terrific recipe. Basil is just one of the wonderful things to love about summer! Have you any idea when your newest cookbook is coming out? I have all of your others & they are my favorite cookbooks.

  • Catrin
    August 10, 2016 12:20am

    Umm David– What are those rather awesome looking cookies in the upper right hand corner of your picnic spread??

    • August 10, 2016 7:51am
      David Lebovitz

      Those are slices of chorizo – Spicy Spanish sausage : )

  • Freddie
    August 10, 2016 7:49am
    David Lebovitz

    For those who have been have been stymied in the attempt to print recipes from this wonderful site, I have found another option. (If it has been described previously, please forgive me.)

    One simply highlights the recipe and left clicks on “Translate with Bing”. The result is a “translation” into English which is completely available for changes in font and format when highlighted and copied into Word as a Word document.

    In the past, I have used the “Email with Windows Live” function to do the same thing; but that doesn’t seem to work any more.

  • August 10, 2016 7:53am
    David Lebovitz

    David there is a wonderful print option at It allows the reader to omit the photos if desired which with my blog is necessary because of the large number of photos I use.

  • tim
    August 11, 2016 3:26pm

    when do you announce the openings for the next tour you do of paris?
    I know they fill up quickly just can’t find the date when open up.

    • August 11, 2016 6:26pm
      David Lebovitz

      Hi Tim: I usually announce them in my newsletter. But there is a link on my Tours page, here on the website, where you can get in touch with the administrator to put your name on the waiting list. Since we have a list of people interested, we’re often full right away.

  • Mary
    August 12, 2016 12:28am

    I made you spiced apple cake, absolutely awesome. Now a friend wants one for her birthday cake, only chocolate. Would adding 2-3 T raw cocoa powder to the recipe be okay, or do I need to add some chopped chocolate?
    Love your recipes and blog. Makes people think I”m a really super cook when I use your recipes!

    • August 12, 2016 7:07am
      David Lebovitz

      Am glad you like the recipe. Without trying it, I can’t say for sure or how much to add, but generally you would swap out some cocoa powder for some of the flour in a recipe and/or add some chocolate. Or you could just make the recipe as it is and glaze it with chocolate icing : )

  • marilyn
    August 29, 2016 10:18pm

    Great Website/Blog! Stumbled upon this site, several years ago, when seeking recipe for Kim Chi…of all things “French!” Not! You were so helpful…Kimchi, not difficult and rewarding, and easy! Many thanks, again! Have told many about your site…and recipes.

    Question: Looking at Labneh (Yogurt Cheese Photo) and spied the gorgeous toasted bread in photo. Is Bread recipe available, or posted on your website? Would love the name? Would really like this recipe…Breads, a top favorite hobby!
    Merci Beaucoup!

    • August 30, 2016 11:31am
      David Lebovitz

      Glad you like the site! I don’t have many bread recipes on the site, although I have a grainy bread that’s similar to the one in the photo you mentioned, in my book, My Paris Kitchen.

  • Bernadette Craven
    September 2, 2016 2:01am

    Hi David:
    I’m one of those who your server ‘dropped’….lucky for me I found you again via my visit this year to La Cuisine Paris for a baguettes course, they have your links so hey I’m back on your lists from Australia