My Paris Kitchen book tour

My Paris Kitchen

I’ve finally reached a milestone in my life because I am actually going on a book tour. Yes, I can barely believe it myself. After years of publishers hiding me, aka “the loose cannon,” they are releasing me into the wild. I’ll be heading to the U.S. and Vancouver for a series of events to mark the release of My Paris Kitchen. While I’d love to go everywhere*, there’s only one (1) of me, and fifty (50) states – not to mention the provinces, territories, and wilds of Canada. However, if anyone can get me to Hawaii and arrange an event close to the beach, I will work on my publisher to find a way to accommodate that one. (But you may have to invite them to come with me.) So, in spite of how easy the airlines make it to change tickets, and the low-fees involved in doing so, this is it.

The happy news is that here are the cities and events where you’ll find me. And if I’m not coming to you – come to me! Over on my Schedule page, you’ll find more information about my appearances, including a few events and dinners that are sold-out, although you might want to click over there to check them out in case of any changes, cancellations, or additions that I’ll update if something changes. Note that the various venues have policies for books that can be signed. Some require that the book be purchased at the shop, some allow previously purchased books. For questions about venues and policies, please contact the specific place because I’m busy practicing sleeping on rectangular pillows and showering in hotels with shower curtains, and madly gathering up my 20% off coupons from Bed, Bath and Beyond, in preparation for the trip to the U.S.

Aside from accepting any-and-all donations of miles for upgrades (I also accept Junior Mints), so I don’t get squished in the middle row of the last aisle on the plane (because the last time I flew to the States, even though we gave ourselves a leisurely three hours to get from Paris to the airport via the RER – amazingly – we still didn’t make it to the airport on time, hence getting smushed in the last row, in the two middle seats, separated from each other), another policy that I’d like to put out there is that I’m extra happy if you want to take a photo. But if there are a number of people that show up (…er, hopefully…) when it’s your turn to sit on Santa’s lap**, that’s not the time to figure out how to use the camera function on your smartphone. Get it ready to shoot! And scope out a trusted friend, or neighbor, or someone you need a good pick-up line to approach, and ask them to be the photographer***.

Okay, enough jawing and begging for miles (and Junior Mints), and so forth – I’ll save the rest for the book tour – here are the places I’m gonna be…

My Paris Kitchen


April 9: Talk and book signing at the American Library in Paris, 7:30pm.

April 23: Book signing at Central Market in Dallas, TX (Lovers Lane Store), from 4:30pm to 6pm.

April 24: Book signing at Central Market in Houston, TX, from 4:30pm to 6pm.

April 25: Book signing at Central Market in Austin, TX, from 4:30pm to 6pm.

April 26: Book signing at Central Market in Austin, Time TBA.

(There will be dinners at the Central Market stores after the book signings, which are sold-out. But you may wish to contact the store to be put on the waiting list in case of cancellations.)

April 27: Book signing and chat, Williams-Sonoma, Santa Monica, CA. 1 to 2:30pm. (Note: Store policy is that I will only be signing copies of My Paris Kitchen purchased at the Williams-Sonoma store where the event is being held. Proof of purchase required.)

April 27: Dinner at Lucques restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.

April 29: Lunch at Boat Street Café in Seattle, WA.

April 29: Book signing at Book Larder. 8pm.


May 1: Chat and book signing at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks in Vancouver, Canada. Talk and book signing takes place from 4pm to 6pm, dinner (ticketed in advance) is from 6pm to 8pm.

May 3: Book signing and meet up (with chocolate!) with my pals at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco from 11am to 12:30pm.

May 3: Book signing at The Pasta Shop, Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA, from 3pm – 5pm.

May 4: I’ll be in conversation with the lovely Alice Medrich, then signing books at Williams-Sonoma in Union Square, San Francisco. The event starts 3pm. (Note: Store policy is that I will only be signing copies of My Paris Kitchen purchased at the Williams-Sonoma store where the event is being held. Proof of purchase required.)

May 7: Dinner at Camino restaurant in Oakland, CA, from 6pm to 11pm.

May 8: Dinner at Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur, CA. 6:30pm to 9:30pm

May 9: Book signing at chocolate bar emporium Fog City News in downtown San Francisco, CA, from noon to 1:30pm.

May 10: Book signing at Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA. From 3pm to 5pm.

May 12: Tasting Table cocktail party. Enter at the site to win a place at this event!

May 13: My Paris Kitchen: In Conversation with Amanda Hesser, 7pm to 8:30pm, 92nd St Y, New York City.

May 14: Book signing at Union Square Greenmarket, New York City from 11am to 12:30pm.

May 16 – 17: BlogHer Food Conference, Miami, FL.

May 18: Book signing at Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market in Washington, DC. 11am.

May 19: Dinner at Buck’s Fishing & Camping with Politics & Prose bookstore, Washington, DC. Contact the bookstore for information and tickets.


June 7: Back to Paris (unless someone comes through with those tickets to Hawaii…) for a book signing at WHSmith, from 3:30 to 5pm.

*Hey, if I’m not coming to your city or area, you can order a signed book from Omnivore Books or Book Larder, and they will send you a copy which I will happily personalize for you. Don’t live in the US or Canada? I hear ya on things those North Americans get that we don’t (beginning with Netflix….) But pas de problème – you can order My Paris Kitchen through Book Depository, with free international delivery. And I have tentative plans to be in London in early summer. So if you live there, you might want to hold off until then.

**Sorry, no lap-sitting on this tour. We’ll save that for next December. So you’ll have plenty of time to work on being naughty, or nice.

***If it’s someone who you want to ask out, make sure you scrub that camera roll clean before you hand someone your phone. Trust me on that one…

(Note that the pictures in this post are recipes from the book that I took, but are not the ones that appear in the book.)

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  • kristen @thekaleproject
    April 11, 2014 10:49am

    Great to see you this week David! Enjoy the states. And I must say that while I love our All-Clad set… my tiny, Paris cabinets and shelves do not. It was quite the chore to find a spot for it where it actually fit. Bon voyage!

  • ellie
    April 11, 2014 12:13pm

    Congratulations, David! I have the book coming my way through Book Depository. For all of us lowly non-book tour city residents, will you be MIA from the blog while you’re away? We will miss you dearly!

  • Paula
    April 11, 2014 1:07pm

    David, Congratulations on the book, can’t wait to get it. I’m so glad you’re coming to DC – see you at Buck’s.

  • April 11, 2014 1:20pm

    I don’t see London and I looked over it twice! It’s just a Eurostar ride away and hardly any jetlag! I really hope one is arranged…

  • raadhika dosa dcruz
    April 11, 2014 1:27pm

    Dear David, I’m from India and have been avidly following your blog and books for over a year now. Thank you so much, my week in Seville last October was so amazing with all your fantastic tapas and bodega reviews. just wanted to say thank you!
    And now we re coming to Paris! Was going to request you for a recommendation for dinner for my 40th birthday in june, and then saw the new restaurant list of Paris! woohoo! (suggestions still welcome!)

    OK, but what i really wanted to ask was, would I be able to buy an english copy of My Paris Kitchen and would you perhaps be able to sign it for me??? I d’ont fancy carrying it from here when I need to ship it in from America anyway… I would be so happy to have one. and thank you in advance, I shall stalk the blog for what i can do in Paris! congratulations on the new book and looking forward to many more :)

  • ClaireD
    April 11, 2014 2:00pm


    Is the recipe for the chicken in picture #4 (second row, first on the left) in the book? If so, which is it? See you in Austin!


  • Judy
    April 11, 2014 2:08pm

    Hi David,
    Come to Boston and stay with us! Love your blog and your books. Congratulations!!!!!

  • Meral
    April 11, 2014 2:19pm


    Great news that your book is ready, seems excellent!!!


  • April 11, 2014 2:22pm
    David Lebovitz

    ClaireD: That’s the Chicken Lady Chicken, and the recipe is in the book. The picture shown is when I was in the country and had access to a grill; in the book, there’s also a technique for getting it to look like that in a skillet/oven.

    coulda shoulda woulda: I will likely be coming to London at the beginning of June (after a long rest from this trip!) – will post updates on my Schedule page when and if they happen.

    raadhika: I am having some book signings in Paris (I just had one this Tuesday) and the one listed. Those are the only times I can do signings in Paris.

  • April 11, 2014 2:29pm

    Central Market, Dallas, TX., the 23rd. I’m old, senile with double vision. I must hang up now and start phoning friends. OMG!

  • Abby
    April 11, 2014 2:53pm

    Sure hope that camera bit wasn’t referring to me… Someone else’s iPhone malfunction is surely no reason to shame anyone! Thanks for the signing at ALP, it was a lovely event.

    • April 11, 2014 3:45pm
      David Lebovitz

      Pas de tout! It happens all the time, at almost every event I’ve had, and people don’t think about it until they get to me. And I’d rather spend my time chatting with people who stop by rather than watching them set up their cameras : ) So it wasn’t directed at anyone in particular – just a general comment ~

  • Joan Kowalski
    April 11, 2014 3:08pm

    My book “My Paris Kitchen” is coming today in the mail. Can’t wait! Looking forward to meeting you in Dallas.

  • Russ
    April 11, 2014 3:32pm

    And you’re missing TORONTO???? Or rather, WE’RE missing YOU?

  • Morgan
    April 11, 2014 4:07pm

    So… pretty much just the coasts and Texas? Lame. You should come to Minneapolis sometime. We have a surprisingly great and affordable (but still under the radar) food scene. I’m very much enjoying the book so far, though.

  • April 11, 2014 4:11pm

    No Denver or Colorado Springs? (Sob.) Pre-ordered from amazon, so can’t get a signed copy. Ok, so when I get to Paris (maybe summer of ’15!), I’ll bring it along. Best wishes for lovely, safe travel, many new friends made, and all wonderful meals. Book looks perfectly delicious.

  • April 11, 2014 4:28pm
    David Lebovitz

    Russ, Alyce and Morgan: Unfortunately there is just one of me and although there are lots of places I wanted to go, since I can only bring one small carry-on, there’s only so long I can travel for (without running out of unmentionables.)

    If you know of any venues that would like to host me in the future, you can have them contact my publisher here. If there are enough places, perhaps they can have me do another trip in the fall. Thanks!

  • Susan
    April 11, 2014 4:30pm

    Wow! What a nice long trip. I’ll see you in SF (hopefully) before you are finally sick of hotel beds and strangers! Can hardly wait.

  • April 11, 2014 4:30pm

    An employee (and enthusiastic home cook) who was tutoring me at my local Apple store saw I had a lot of food posts on my blog and told me about yours. Been following you ever since. Congratulations on the book tour!

  • Lauren
    April 11, 2014 4:44pm

    I will see you in SF or Larkspur! Congrats on the book!

  • sarahb1313
    April 11, 2014 4:45pm

    Can’t wait! Book arrived yesterday- getting ready to curl up on the couch this weekend… then head into the kitchen!
    See you in NY

  • kayenne
    April 11, 2014 4:57pm

    Any plans on attending IBA next year? =)

  • April 11, 2014 4:59pm

    NOOOOOOHHH. No Cleveland on the schedule! Oh, well…. Have a great trip, and enjoy your success. You’ve earned it!

  • Lauren
    April 11, 2014 5:24pm

    Where can I donate miles? I have about 20,000 through United, and I never want to fly with them again. :/

  • Leslie Kobrin
    April 11, 2014 5:27pm

    Very excited that I will be in Dallas on the 23rd! I will definitely try to stop by!!!

    Congratulations on the book and the big book tour!!!

  • Patricia
    April 11, 2014 5:28pm

    Very much looking forward to seeing you in DC at Buck’s for dinner on May 19.

    Safe travels,

  • Dawn (Ottawa)
    April 11, 2014 5:30pm

    My copy of My Paris Kitchen arrived yesterday via! Can’t wait to devour it this weekend. Congratulations and that book tour looks exhausting!

  • Charles Moore
    April 11, 2014 5:31pm

    David, my copy of My Paris Kitchen arrived yesterday from Amazon. I looked through it and can’t wait to read it cover to cover. A wonderful book!

  • Kelly
    April 11, 2014 5:31pm

    Congratulations, David!! You are the only blogger that I have ever followed. I have my eleven-year-old to thank for that because he received an ice cream maker and your “The Perfect Scoop” a few years ago as a gift from his godparents. That book now has 40+ colored tabs on various pages. So when I saw “The Sweet Life in Paris”, I devoured it because I was already a fan and it was during a time when I was making several trips to France per year (lucky lucky me). I then discovered your blog and always look forward to updates which keep me connected to my beloved city. You capture the lifestyle so beautifully. I am excited about your new book and delighted to see that you are coming to Houston. I look forward to meeting you – putting the date on my calendar now. Félicitations!

  • Guisardegirl
    April 11, 2014 5:37pm

    Congratulations, David. This is very exciting! I will double my pleasure and come to see you in San Francisco and Paris. And perhaps I need to have a copy of your book in both places.

  • Kimberly
    April 11, 2014 5:42pm

    I can’t believe you skipped over Portland! I was so hoping to see you here, but I guess sadly I will just have to order this fabulous looking book online. So excited, it looks wonderful!

  • Brenda
    April 11, 2014 5:43pm

    So looking forward to the evening at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Just got tix, so they must have moved it to that larger venue (about which you should be very proud!). Safe travels and mazel tov on the new book.

  • April 11, 2014 5:46pm

    Congratulations David! This schedule looks grueling. If I don’t catch any of the events in San Francisco, I’m looking forward to seeing you in Miami at blogher. Don’t forget to pack your vitamins.

  • Michèle Dextras
    April 11, 2014 5:51pm

    Oh dear will miss you in Paris by 2 days! I will be there June 9th. Book looks wonderful and I will put it on my wish list for my upcoming birthday. Very sad to see that as a Canadian I cannot enter the contest for the All-Clad giveaway. They would have been great to use on my new induction stove top that is also on my wish list! Oh well guess I will have to get my VISA out.

  • Judy Maggio
    April 11, 2014 5:52pm

    I SO enjoy your blog! It all started with the ice cream book (and my fancy new ice cream maker because of the ice cream book!). Now I’ll be experimenting with all the wonderful new recipes in the latest book(rec’d in two days via Amazon, yay). Love, love your style of writing! Feel as though I know you.

  • Wendy
    April 11, 2014 5:57pm

    Hi David,

    Lucky us in Vancouver!!! Of all cities and Canadian cities at that, how were you able to make it to us? I’m so happy and excited and can’t wait to meet you. Just purchased my copy of your book yesterday and look forward to receiving it.

    Two questions:
    1. Your “Perfect Scoop” book – Will lactose-free milk or 2% milk work for the ice cream recipes?

    2. Is it my eyes but in your previous post where you included the latest pictures for your new book – the pictures were not focussed and thus kind of not pleasing to the eye. On the other hand, the pictures that you mentioned that you took were incredibly crisp, clear and pleasing to the eye.

    Just thought that I’d mention that to you.

    Thank you and I love your writing.


  • Lisa
    April 11, 2014 5:58pm

    How can the 92nd St. Y event be sold out already? Noooo! Please move to a larger venue. My friend and I were so looking forward to going and about to buy our tickets! We went to four of your recommended restaurants on our trip to Paris last year and decided you are our guru. Now I follow you on FB, get the newsletter, etc. Please let us know if the event moves.
    Btw re seating on the plane. Monitor your seat assignments online like a hawk. Others, like myself, move around the plane as the date approaches and we see openings for better seats. Also, airline stops assigning seats when the plane is 2/3 full, leaving 1/3 of the seas available for day-of assignment. You should be able to go online and check in 24 hours in advance and grab a better seat. (Note: really do it as soon as you can because you’ll get the most options) Or if your airline doesn’t allow 24 hour advance online check-in because your flight is international at least try to grab a seat then, or if that fails call them. Good luck!

    • April 11, 2014 6:15pm
      David Lebovitz

      Believe me, I do. The problem was with the airport transit at the Paris airport. They were giving out incorrect information over the speakers, telling us that a shuttle would come pick us up, after the airport navette (shuttle from the RER train) was closed. We believed them and waited … along with a bunch of other people (you can’t walk, because there’s not pedestrian pathway)… until we went back inside and realized that no shuttles were coming. By the time we got to the counter, they had given our seats away on the nonstop flight we were booked on and wouldn’t let us on the flight. So they had to rebook us for a few hours later, routing us through other cities. It was crummy, but the airport in Paris is notoriously difficult to navigate and there are often problems. (Which was why we left 3 hours in advance!)

  • Leslie
    April 11, 2014 5:59pm

    Just got tickets to NY event at the 92nd Street Y, thank you to the reader who said more tickets are available!

    Very excited for this talk!

  • Linda Hanselman
    April 11, 2014 6:02pm

    Boo you’re not coming to St. Louis, MO. That’s ok, but I would have brought you a giant Sam’s Club size box of Jr Mints if you were :) Just got your book from Amazon yesterday in the mail. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to try all the recipes. Congrats on all your success and I hope you have a very successful book signing tour.

  • Marguerite
    April 11, 2014 6:03pm

    What’s with Williams-Sonoma? Proof of purchase required. Sheesh! I once went to a Patricia Wells book signing in Detroit (see– she didn’t fly over!) but didn’t bring my book because I had already purchased it elsewhere. So when it was my turn to say hello, she said, “Don’t ever hesitate to bring it anyway.” Guess Macy’s was a little more flexible in that regard. They should be happy to get people hanging about their store and falling in love with their $2,000 coffee makers!

  • Marta Hubbard
    April 11, 2014 6:09pm

    Your book arrived yesterday, and it is wonderful!!!!
    First I will read it like a novel and then start making the recipes.
    Good luck with the book tour.

  • rockyrd
    April 11, 2014 6:15pm

    LOVE LOVE the new book. I plan on cooking/baking my way thru one page at a time.
    Thank you for all of your hard work.
    I have a question for you about our obsession with the croquants (in Ready for Dessert).
    I purchased some near my friends home in Sauliac France, this past summer and have the bag they came in (the cookies are long gone but I can still sniff it, right?)
    The ingredients list baking ammonia as an ingredient. I have used it in the past on other recipes but the container just disintegrates if not used. Have you tried that for extra crispiness? I know it smells while baking, but disappears. I can send a photo of the pkg. if you want to see it.

    I know that your tour will be crazy and hope its fun filled. Wish you were going to be near me, but sigh….no.
    If you want to end the trip on the coast of Maine, you can can come and zone out and eat your fill of lobster/crab. And you won’t have to cook!

    • April 11, 2014 6:19pm
      David Lebovitz

      I’ve never used baker’s ammonia but they say it makes things extra-crispy. Perhaps it also helps ward off the effects of humidity somehow but I don’t know. I love Maine…and lobster! (And steamers!)

  • Betty
    April 11, 2014 6:15pm

    Come to Toronto, David! We’d love to have you!

  • April 11, 2014 6:16pm

    haha – “sitting on Santa’s lap” made me giggle : ). I have just ordered my copy of your book and am eagerly anticipating its arrival! Smooth travels on your book tour. Wish you were coming to NJ!

  • April 11, 2014 6:18pm

    Je suis desole, David- no stop in Portland Oregon? I have been raving about your books and blog to my culinary and baking students forever- would have loved to take them to meet you. Next time PROMISE you will stop in Portland!

    • April 11, 2014 6:21pm
      David Lebovitz

      I asked about Portland and there were no venues in Portland, according to my publisher. But if you do know of one, my publisher can be contacted through their website. The date would have to be between the events already planned.

  • April 11, 2014 6:21pm

    What? No Powells? You are traveling from SF to Seattle and NOT stopping at Portland, home of Indie bookstores, coffee, food and beer? Home of Salt and Straw ice cream? Sigh.

  • Margot C
    April 11, 2014 6:26pm

    Good for you David; think of it like being in a band or a touring play.

  • Mary
    April 11, 2014 6:31pm

    No Boston?? : /

  • Laurie
    April 11, 2014 6:34pm

    Thank you so much for your talk at the American Library. The book is great. Best wishes on your tour. It was so nice to see the recipe for “merveilleux” — I’ll never be able to make them but they are one good memory of Paris.

  • Carol
    April 11, 2014 6:40pm

    Hi David, I love Amazon, worked my flight home from Paris on Tuesday, read your blog Wednesday AM. and ordered your new book. Went for a run and by the time I was back from the Presidio, it was at my front door! Congratulations on another triumph. See you in May. Carol

  • April 11, 2014 6:42pm

    David it all sounds so exciting. Beverly Gannon lives in Hawaii maybe you can connect with her. Just a thought if you know her.

    Why is it there are never book signings in St Louis, Missouri. Oh well, I’m still on the fence about the BlogHer Convention in Miami but if I go I’ll be thrilled to finally meet you. In the meantime I’d better get my copy of your book from Amazon before they sell out.

    Have fun on your tour. Who knew when you redid your kitchen that you’d have a book to write about it and share your culinary creations. Kudos to you!

  • Susan
    April 11, 2014 6:43pm

    Drat! I’m leaving Austin April 23 for San Francisco & other parts & then leaving SF when you get there in May.

    Please post any other signing in Paris. I’ll be there June 19th for a few days. Congrats on the book. I’m ordering now. The cover makes me drool!

  • April 11, 2014 6:47pm

    I cant help with airline tickets, but I am from Hawaii and now living in San Francisco and spent 3 months living in Paris with your book as my main guide and best friend. Thus, as a thank you, my mother in Hawaii offered to host you in Maui if you do decide to make it out there!

    Perhaps I will try to catch you in SF.


  • E. Nadler
    April 11, 2014 6:53pm

    David, have a great book tour. Sorry, you’re not coming to a town near me.

  • April 11, 2014 7:07pm

    Oh, no! Central Market events are all sold out AND the wait list is completely full in Dallas. Hey, wait…scalping is legal in Texas, isn’t it?

  • debbie in toronto
    April 11, 2014 7:19pm

    Please come to Toronto….Heather Reisman at Chapters Indigo…if you are listening..beg David to come…

  • BT
    April 11, 2014 7:27pm

    Awww, David, I will be in Vancouver on May 2, getting off a cruise so will miss you in all ways since you are not coming to San Diego either! We do have a condo in Kauai and would love to host you, though it’s not available in June. Will be ordering your book and entering the contest!

  • Cynthia Trawick
    April 11, 2014 7:27pm

    I moved to Hawaii (Kauai) in November, otherwise I would have seen you in Santa Monica. I wish we could get you out here for an event at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. I’m running the Kauai Marathon August 31st & the Grand Hyatt is the sponsor hotel. They’ll be having a race expo with lots of speakers, booths, events on the Friday & Saturday before the race. Maybe your people can talk to their people & work something out. You would love it here!



  • Trudyann Bloem
    April 11, 2014 7:30pm

    Yes a Canadian Tour, me thinks, would be a grand one….Ottawa definitely, along with other cities, your books are topping my pile in my reading corner as I prepare menus! Very much like your recipes.

  • Trudyann Bloem
    April 11, 2014 7:31pm

    Oh by the way, it would have been a nice touch to allow your All-Clad contest to be inclusive of Canadians also. Cheers, and enjoy your tour!

  • Kim
    April 11, 2014 8:23pm

    David, wow! What a huge schedule! You are SuperMan! I hope you enjoy every mile and every minute. Thank you for all your wonderful writings, photographs, and books.

  • April 11, 2014 8:45pm

    My Paris Kitchen arrived chez nous today and it is sumptuous. Looking forward to enjoying it. Bought an extra one for another member of the family.

  • Virginia
    April 11, 2014 8:58pm

    Oooh! Too bad you’re not coming to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, OR! We love good food, and we love you!

  • DA
    April 11, 2014 8:58pm

    WAHHHH!!! Nothing in New England. So sad. Will plan on calling an indie bookseller on your list and ordering a signed copy or two. Sorry not to meet you!

  • Clara
    April 11, 2014 9:11pm

    I do wish you were coming to the Boston MA area. We have tons of people here who love to cook and eat good food, and chocolate.

  • Christina
    April 11, 2014 9:41pm

    Wow, what a fantastic tour! Congrats!

    I can’t believe you will be in the US while I make my first trip to Paris! (Will you be renting out your home? Jk!) Looking forward to checking out your recommendations!

  • Yoorah
    April 11, 2014 9:46pm

    I’ve recently started following your Facebook page and have loved the articles and posts you’ve been posting. Congrats on the new book and the book tour!

  • Barbara
    April 11, 2014 10:05pm

    Woo-hoo — I just got tickets for the 92nd Street Y in NYC, so there are still tickets available.

  • Joan
    April 11, 2014 10:26pm

    Yay! You’re coming to Austin. Glad it’s early in your tour schedule … by mid-May we’ll be a sweltering 100º. It’s not even 90º here yet :)

    Looking forward to the book signing … and wait-listed for the dinner. Happy travels!

  • heather machin
    April 11, 2014 10:54pm

    haha. ‘loose cannon’ very funny! can you get them to add on a month in new zealand, and ok and australia too?

  • Lea
    April 11, 2014 11:19pm

    Oh my…I am thrilled to see Central Market in Dallas. I sure hope to meet you there.

  • Bonnie Mackie
    April 11, 2014 11:46pm

    You deserve all good things. Congrats!! Took an Austin class five years ago. Have sent friends on your Paris tour.

  • Kelly M.
    April 11, 2014 11:50pm

    Cher David,
    I enjoyed meeting you on Wednesday at the library in Paris. I felt like a giddy schoolgirl when I actually got to talk to you and give you my book to sign. In an effort to be courteous I kept the conversation short but I could have spent at least 30 minutes showering you with accolades! C’est tout à fait vrai! I had a baby 8 months ago and he has been known to keep me up at night. When I’m laying with him you and your blog have kept me company for hours on end – entertaining me and educating me.

    Before moving back to San Diego we lived in Versailles. (Mon mari est français) and your “Welcome to France / WTF” really resonated with me! If there is one thing I don’t understand about the French it’s got to be the allergic reaction to fresh air a.k.a le courant d’air. God forbid I open up a window in the house. WTF, n’est-ce pas?

    Thank you for adding sweetness and deliciousness to my life. You make great food and fabulous desserts accessible to home cooks and lovers of la bonne cuisine like myself. Congratulations and I wish you safe travels and continued success.

    Kelly (from San Diego)

  • French Basketeer
    April 12, 2014 12:21am

    Like we need an excuse for a dinner at Lucques? Look forward to having a book signed in LA! Several friends have already got their copies and love the Book!

  • Barbara
    April 12, 2014 1:35am

    Aloha David, I will be happy to put you up at the fabulous Maui Sunseeker LGBT resort in Kihei, across the street from the beach, if you will just come to Maui and play food with us!

  • M.K. Carroll
    April 12, 2014 2:07am

    There’s a Williams-Sonoma in Honolulu across from a beach park. Does that count?

  • Tonya
    April 12, 2014 2:18am

    I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the book! And I *so* wish you were coming to my town, but the closest is (sadly) Miami. Hope you enjoy the tour!

  • Pam Farrell
    April 12, 2014 3:54am

    Looking forward to meeting you at. Left Bank in Larkspur, David! I have my reservations. Your blog keeps me inspired, and mais oui, Paris is my favorite city.

  • Nari
    April 12, 2014 4:57am


    I am SO excited that you are coming to LA! (And Lucques is a fabulous choice for dinner, of course). I hope to make it to your SM signing. =) Good luck with this crazy schedule and have fun!

  • Steve Martin
    April 12, 2014 6:00am

    Best of luck on your book tour!

    I won’t be entering the cookware giveaway, though.

    I think if I win one more prize I will just scream.

    I had to rent a bigger apartment to store all of my booty and contest winnings lately.

  • Sally
    April 12, 2014 6:36am

    *%&^*! You’re sold out in Vancouver!! Don’t know that I could have afforded the evening, but I don’t even have to think about it now. Rats! Guess I’ll have to make do with “just” the book–it looks great and I like your writing from your blog.

    • April 12, 2014 8:45am
      David Lebovitz

      Hi Sally: Whenever they booked me for an event that was paid (like a dinner, etc) I requested that they have something open to the public as well. So I was assuming that part of the book signing at Barbara-Jo’s would be open to the public. So if you want to give them a call, you could find out for sure what the event(s) will entail.

  • Marg
    April 12, 2014 7:22am

    Much love to you from Oregon, why didn’t some beknighted person book you into at least Portland?!? Roman welcome, too, of course… Safe and comfortable travels. Honest! ;-)

  • Ana
    April 12, 2014 7:38am

    David! Such a pleasant surprise to hear about this tour! I just happen to be in Berkeley precisely on May 3rd! My event, though, goes on until 5… I almost wish I could pause it and run over to the book signing! Is there any chance we could still meet? I’d feel ridiculous missing this — especially with such a perfect coincidence — vachement parfait!

  • Sylvie Ogorek
    April 12, 2014 7:50am

    Thanks for all you do. You rock. I loved every post. As an Australian born to French parents and having lived in France and now in the States the things I do not miss from France are the high taxes, the fact we all seemed to make minimum wage with no incentive to work more to get a raise, the fact you need correct change in stores and have to bag your groceries and last but not least the square pillows. The good stuff I miss, the food the food and the food you bring to life for me. Oh and the culture and museums and art…….

    • April 12, 2014 8:47am
      David Lebovitz

      I still haven’t quite figured out the square pillows. I mean, one’s head is only so big, and the square pillows are longer so you have to move your body down the bed which, for tall people (like me), often means your feet are hanging over the end of the mattress. I’ve been told that they are a holdover from a few centuries ago when royalty slept sitting up because they were afraid if they slept lying down, they would suffocate themselves while they slept. As you know, old habits die hard (especially in France!) but in spite of the square pillows – and odd shortage of change – there is much to like, including the outdoor markets, the museums, and the beauty of Paris : )

  • Rochelle Shaik
    April 12, 2014 8:23am

    Why oh why is Australia so far away? Fancy a quick trip to Sydney to promote your book? I have already ordered a copy via the Book Depository but would have loved to see you on the book tour. I’ve reproduced so many of your ice cream recipes from the “Perfect Scoop” book – now I can’t wait to cook from “My Paris Kitchen”.
    Enjoy your tour!

  • Mchelle
    April 12, 2014 11:26am

    Aloha e David! Working on ways to get you and Heather over here to Hawai’i somehow…

  • Bijou
    April 12, 2014 12:54pm

    I just found out that you will be in DC, where I currently live. I already have a copy of your new book. Can I bring it to your book signing or do I need to buy a new one on site?

  • Christina
    April 12, 2014 3:20pm


    While I’m sad to hear there will be no lap sitting, I am so thrilled that I booked tickets to San Francisco just yesterday (May 8-13). It just makes the whole trip even better. Have SO much fun on your tour! See ya in a month!

    Christina in Nola

  • Rana
    April 12, 2014 3:26pm

    David, just want to say Congratulations on the new book! I’ve ordered it and cant wait for it to arrive. Good luck with the tour!

  • naomi
    April 12, 2014 4:23pm

    One day we’ll entice you, somehow, to New Orleans. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum would be a great place for a book signing, in their library (within it is also the Museum of the American Cocktail). Then there are all the restaurants. C’mon David, you’ll be so close! A little relax time here?

  • Carol Evans
    April 12, 2014 4:37pm

    I bought my first and only set of cookware on my first trip to France 25 years ago and they are still in use. I would love a new set. I have enjoyed your book The Sweet Life in Paris and will be ordering the new one today. Love your BLOG and will be traveling again to Paris in July, I cannot wait.

  • Sandra
    April 12, 2014 8:01pm

    Just bought My Paris Kitchen and love it!! After skimming through all the recipes, I’m now going back and reading it like a novel. Love all of the stories……..been to Paris several times now so I really enjoy your blog which I have followed for a number of years and always look forward to the monthly newsletter.

  • Pam
    April 12, 2014 10:04pm

    Am excited about your Dallas visit, my daughter and I are attending your Central Market dinner. I am leaving early because Diana Ross is performing for a children’s charity we support. Diana, David choices get difficult.
    Do remember its tornado season here….. xoxoxo

  • Nickersofoz
    April 13, 2014 1:09am

    Any chance of a visit to Australia any time soon?

  • Sally
    April 13, 2014 2:10am

    Thank you David for your suggestion re: calling the bookstore given you are Sold-Out in Vancouver. They’ve told me the public radio taping is also Sold Out, so I am on a waitlist. You have a keen following in Vancouver Canada!! Fingers crossed.

  • April 13, 2014 2:33am

    Hey Mr.Lebovitz if you are in Vancouver be sure to stop by Thomas Haas – great chocolate and pastries.

  • Regina
    April 13, 2014 3:06am

    Start taking echinacea NOW!

  • Dena
    April 13, 2014 5:28am

    Yes – please, please come to Toronto – Chapters/Indigo or the Cookbook Store?
    It is just a short plane ride from NYC – so many excellent food places here too…

  • Kahsia
    April 13, 2014 6:22am

    You’ll love Vancouver. Unfortunately I’m in the city helping to move my daughter into her new west end condo on May 1. Is there parking for a Uhaul out in front of Barbara Jo’s? My book is currently waiting for me at the P.O. Best of luck and have fun in Vangroover.

  • Geraldine in Spain
    April 13, 2014 8:30am

    Well done David. I will be ordering your new book from the Book Depository today!

    Hopefully you are enjoying your new Spanish Mayoress of Paris, and hopefully this will encourage a fast return to Seville!

    Happy Trails.

  • Kate
    April 13, 2014 12:21pm

    Hi David,
    Love your blog, buying the new book through Amazon. How about a trip to the wild of Nairobi, Kenya?

  • Carolyn
    April 13, 2014 3:48pm

    Congratulations, David! How wonderful to see that you’ll be making the rounds in the States. Your blog is one of my favorites and I look forward to reading your book. Will plan to stop in for your DC book signing. Safe travels!

  • kt
    April 13, 2014 11:36pm

    I have loved your website for many years, and I’m dearly looking forward to your newest book! All the best!

  • April 14, 2014 2:54am

    AAHHH THAT’S SO EXCITING FOR YOU! I’m so excited to see you at BlogHerFood! I’m going to bring my Perfect Scoop for you to sign =) Best of luck to you, enjoy the tour, and bon voyage!

  • Anna
    April 14, 2014 3:50am

    You have fans in Asia too! When are you coming to our part of the world? We’d love to see you in person!

  • TARA
    April 14, 2014 7:00am

    Hi David,

    I just spent the last hour and a half trying to decide if I’m going to a book signing in San Francisco or Santa Monica? And do I drive or try to fly? (I work for US Airways so can fly standby.) I’ve been reading your blog for years. I used your app on my last visit to Paris. And I own most, if not all, of your books. I can’t wait to meet you, even if just for a minute or two at a book signing. Not sure where, but I’ll be to at least one of them.

    I’m coming from Mesa, Arizona. Need anything from the southwest?


  • April 14, 2014 5:42pm

    Your new book arrived this weekend and it’s BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

  • Sewbusy17
    April 15, 2014 12:21am

    Quelle domage! You’re not coming to Boston :-( Just when I had a plethora of junior mints in my cabinet. Will be ordering My Paris Kitchen from B&N. Good luck with the tour! M

  • Johanna Appel
    April 15, 2014 2:15am

    My 14 year old daughter and I love your blogs and books— we just ordered My Paris Kitchen and still have to flip the coin to see who gets it first. Any chance of book signing in Paris week of June 14th? We will be missing the June 7th by a week. We can bring Junior mints, hot sauce and fresh tortillas from San Diego.

  • Ana in Chicago
    April 15, 2014 5:09am

    No Chicago… Maybe the next time, or the next book.

  • Carolyn Z
    April 15, 2014 6:48am

    Your book arrived today and is really beautiful. Need to find time and sit down with it. The Introduction is interesting, and I’m enjoying it. The story of you and France is still quite something. Never tire of hearing about what life is like there. Fascinating. Especially the kitchen tales. Where to place the bowl. How did you do it for so long? I know, it wasn’t easy. Hope your book tour goes well. Hope to see you in SF in May.

  • Debbie Haskell
    April 15, 2014 2:42pm

    We are coming to Paris in Early October and would love to see one of your presentations, if scheduled at that time.

  • Susan
    April 16, 2014 2:47am

    Treated myself to your new book today. I plan to be reading, not working, for the next 48 hours.

  • Lois Johnson
    April 16, 2014 3:04am

    I got your book late today, am celebrating having paid my taxes by beginning to read it. I’m not planning on doing much else for awhile…

  • Pam
    April 16, 2014 3:19am

    Just got my 2 copies! I am only thru your introduction but so far great. I am fascinated you chose not to have a dust cover but rather a printed cover similar to the Ottolenghi series.
    The only thing that surprises me is that you didn’t contribute more photographs; maybe it was too much. I do think you do a beautiful job on photographs tho.
    Anyway my daughter and I will study the book
    to get ready for you Dallas visit, we’re excited!

  • Annie
    April 16, 2014 3:51pm

    Please come to Chicago. We are a great city and love food.

    • April 16, 2014 3:55pm
      David Lebovitz

      I wanted to come to Chicago since I love the city but the organizers said there wasn’t a venue (bookstore, etc.) If you know of a venue, they can contact my publisher and perhaps I can come next time around since I’m a fan of the city.

  • April 16, 2014 6:23pm

    Hi David,

    Congrats on your book tour! How exciting!! I’ll try to make one of the events in NY. Have fun traveling!!


  • Sara
    April 18, 2014 10:44pm

    See you in Austin! I just reserved my book and place in the express line. I was sadly too late for the dinner. Have a wonderful trip!

  • Wendy
    April 20, 2014 1:36am

    I just received “My Paris Kitchen” and it really is an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL book!

    It’s gorgeous through and through . . . the wide variety of recipes, the luscious photographs, the artistic layout, the charming stories . . .

    You are inspiring!

    You are sold out in Vancouver and I’m on a waiting list . . .

    Is there any way you could somehow squeeze me in (e.g. get me one ticket, please)?

  • April 20, 2014 5:15am

    Any plans on coming to Brazil? I’m a big fan and I’m sure I’m not the only one here.

  • Sharon Brown Bacon
    April 20, 2014 1:19pm

    Love your books & your taste buds. I worked at Panisse b4 you for 3 yrs. also lived in
    Paris & went to school there. Worked at the pig too when Alice M. arrived with those incredible truffles. Truffles & Pate, Heady days! I’m on Maui now wish you were here! Hope to see you at W-S in SF. Can hardly wait to read your new book!
    Aloha, Sharon

  • Jen
    April 20, 2014 9:31pm

    Your publisher couldn’t find a Chicago venue? Shocking! It sounds as if “couldn’t find a venue” code for “oh, it’s flyover country so we didn’t try very hard.”

    I attended a love book lunch at Balena with Michael Ruhlman a few months ago. Kendall College and The French Pastry School both have space to hold events. I see you’re appearing at several Williams-Sonoma stores…we have those here, too! The Book Cellar, The Book Stall and Unabridged Books all have regular book signings. The Union League Club and University Club all host luncheons with book authors. And one of the city’s major literary festivals just happens to be occurring in early June when you’re on tour. (Google Printer’s Row Literary Festival.)

  • belinda
    April 27, 2014 3:20am

    Not coming down to Sydney. Quelle horreur! Loved your humorous writing in ‘Sweet Life’ and your new book is joyous for this Aussie francophile. All the best with your tour – super duper exciting!

  • Marg
    May 2, 2014 5:37am

    I’ve just seen your schedule! Good Luck! I hope you maintain your sense of humour.