It’s Ready! Ready for Dessert Video

Am so happy to release of my newest book, Ready for Dessert—a hefty volume of my all-time favorite recipes!

Ready for Dessert

You’ll find everything I love in this book, from the Chocolate Chip Cookies that won over les Parisiens to a French inspired Apple-Frangipan Galette. I figured out the secret to truly chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, and frosted Black and Whites finally get their due. I riff on Gâteau Basque (okay, there are two riffs), there’s a cool and creamy Butterscotch Flan, and…at long last, the cookie recipe that I spent almost ten years perfecting.


There’s a brand-new recipe for Irish Coffee Cupcakes with tangy lime frosting, and authentic Italian dark Chocolate Gelato. Plus a Coconut-Rum Cake that I was had to recreate after I thought mine was lifted by a light-fingered (or hungry) housekeeper. Those are just a few of the treats in this collection of over 150 recipes for cookies, cakes, brownies, candies, conserves, beverages, sauces, crisps, ice creams, sorbets, cobblers, and tarts.

chocolate chip cookies

Many of you have remarked that you’ve been looking for copies of my first two books, Room for Dessert and Ripe for Dessert. So I’ve handpicked my favorite recipes from those two books (now out of print), completely revised and updated them, with new stories to accompany them, and added more than a baker’s dozen of new recipes to the mix.

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This oversized book features sixty lush photographs by award-winning food photographer Maren Caruso and all the recipes are in both standard and metric measurements.

Ready for Dessert is now available at Amazon and at your local bookseller.

For those who live abroad, Book Depository offers free shipping to many countries world-wide. Pick up your copy today!


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195 comments

  • April 6, 2010 1:04pm

    Love the video! Can’t wait to pick one up!

  • Ellen Shaw
    April 6, 2010 5:16pm

    Totally asking for this for my graduation present!

  • April 6, 2010 5:17pm

    Oooooh! I’ll be hitting my local bookstore tomorrow to special order it. I have to support my favorite booksellers, no?

  • April 6, 2010 5:19pm

    Congratulations! Felicidades! Felicitations!

    I look forward to adding this book to my culinary library.

  • April 6, 2010 5:19pm

    Congrats to you, David! :)

  • April 6, 2010 5:19pm

    I’m ashamed to say I don’t have a single one of your cookbooks, so this is definitely a must must must must get! Thanks for the Book Depository idea – I live in Australia. Free shipping is awesome, but I think a Butterscotch Flan will be even better.

  • April 6, 2010 5:20pm

    This looks fantastic. I am going to save up for this. Awesome work (:

  • April 6, 2010 5:21pm

    Congratulations David!

  • Amy
    April 6, 2010 5:24pm

    You have deadly timing, my dear David. I just went on a controlled carb and sugars diet, which I predict will go out the window shortly. sigh, delicious sigh

  • April 6, 2010 5:24pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this one you’ve never disappointed !

  • TARA
    April 6, 2010 5:25pm

    Finally! I found something worthy of the Barnes & Noble gift card I got for Christmas and placed the order before I even watched the video. I’m sooooooooo excited!

    Love you, David; love your blog!

  • April 6, 2010 5:25pm

    Congratulations on your new book!
    I am lucky. My birthday is coming up shortly. Can’t wait to read and bake out of your new treasure. Thanks!

  • April 6, 2010 5:28pm

    Congratulations!! It sounds and looks wonderful!!

  • April 6, 2010 5:30pm

    just shipped. How much do I love Amazon pre-order.

  • April 6, 2010 5:30pm

    Congratulations David! Just finishing up “Sweet Life” and loving it. I have to hide the book from my wife so she doesn’t steal it!

  • April 6, 2010 5:32pm

    Congratulations David!!! What a great accompanying video. The part w/ the little baby is so precious and makes me want to run home and make a batch for my own :)

  • April 6, 2010 5:33pm

    I’m sorry… did you say something? Something about a book? Because my brain is still a bit addled after watching that video. Must. Have. Those. Cookies.

  • April 6, 2010 5:38pm

    congratulations! i’m lucky to have an old copy of room for dessert that my mom found at a close-out store.

  • April 6, 2010 5:38pm

    Congrats!!!!! What a big accomplishment! How many cookbooks have you written? Truly inspiring.

    I think I am going to giveaway one of these on my blog. Besides great recipes, I am sure it is full of some excellent food porn.

  • April 6, 2010 5:38pm

    hey, what are they waiting for, at CuisineTV ? :)
    I totally would like to see you in your own show on their channel or anywhere else :D.

  • April 6, 2010 5:43pm

    It seems like it was just yesterday when “The Sweet Life” came out. I can’t keep up with you! Congratulations!

  • April 6, 2010 5:45pm

    david a HUGE congrats to you!

  • April 6, 2010 5:48pm

    I LOVE YOU DAVID!!!!!

    Congrats!!!!!!!

  • Perdita
    April 6, 2010 5:55pm

    Congrats on this book! I’ve told you on Facebook that I received my copy sometime ago and last weekend I made my first recipe from this book, “Robert’s Absolute Best Brownies.” It was very very good! :) I have one question though, what is the name of the delicious-looking cake that is featured on the cover? It’s actually one of the things that attracted me to this book, and yet I can’t seem to find the recipe for it. I really want to make that cake :(

    It’s the Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts, on page 62. -dl

  • April 6, 2010 5:55pm

    Wonderful! I can not wait to get it and start making desserts! Especially the cookies. I haven’t met a cookie I didn’t love. Congratulations!

  • April 6, 2010 5:56pm

    This is now on my Amazon wish list for l’anniversaire I’m celebrating at the end of the month! Can’t wait!

  • April 6, 2010 5:57pm

    I’m not worthy!!!

    You da’ man!

  • Stefanie
    April 6, 2010 5:57pm

    hi – i loved The Perfect Scoop and know this will be just as fabulous! can’t wait to read it and start baking! thanks!

  • April 6, 2010 6:16pm

    I’m ready for it!! NOW!!! The baby’s face clinched it. Congratulations.

  • Jo
    April 6, 2010 6:32pm

    Yeah David, your new book looks great and what’s even better, I’ll be in Paris with my daughter for your booksigning! Can’t wait to get our copies signed by you. Congratulations,
    Jo

  • Pam
    April 6, 2010 6:38pm

    I have to wait for mother’s day for my copy… it’s going to be a long month

  • April 6, 2010 6:47pm

    I am so excited for you. I put them on the shelves this morning! I own a small shop in Seattle and am such an avid fan of yours. I make sure I carry all of your cookbooks and the Sweet Life (which was my favorite book last year). I have a fabulous “David Display” as an ode to you right now and an “April in Paris” display…all because of you. You are such an inspiration. One day I’ll be lucky enough to clench one of the spots on your amazing Chocolate Tours. Cheers from rainy Seattle! Megan

  • Audrey in Oregon
    April 6, 2010 6:57pm

    Yum!
    I was hoping for a sneak peak at the recipe for those cookies, David.

    Merci Beaucoup!

    Audrey

  • April 6, 2010 7:05pm

    I ordered the book today, not sure what I’m looking forward to most – the recipes or the funny stories – but in either case, I’m glad it’s “finally ready.”

  • April 6, 2010 7:21pm

    Congratulations David!! I’ve ordered my copy via Amazon; can’t wait! Awesome video! And yes, I agree – you need to start your own baking-cooking show. Please?!!
    On another note, my husband and I are trying to rearrange our schedules in hopes of being able to join your Rome gelato tour; fingers crossed!

  • April 6, 2010 7:21pm

    I can’t wait! I love The Perfect Scoop – it’s my ice cream bible. Looking forward to all I will learn from this read!

  • Jeanie
    April 6, 2010 7:30pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait either; The Perfect Scoop was so fantastic I got two copies. (one for the kitchen and one for my bedstand.) I just got my shipment notice from my pre-order Amazon; last I checked it was leaving Las Vegas. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be in the East Bay by the time I head home on BART tonight.

  • April 6, 2010 7:32pm

    I really like the video! It’s great to hear you and see you moving for once :) The cookies seem perfect, as soon as I get the book, I’m baking them.

  • April 6, 2010 7:34pm

    I’m sure another book worth waiting for. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one.

  • April 6, 2010 7:50pm

    Ahem…I’m always ready for dessert so will definitely be getting this book. Congrats!

  • maureen
    April 6, 2010 8:09pm

    If anyone is curious to see a list of all the recipes in David’s new book, go to Amazon’s websight. A Mr. Fischer has taken the time to create a massive compilation of the very delicious sounding mix of David’s new creations.
    Also the reviews are fabulous!!!

  • francine
    April 6, 2010 8:18pm

    Mine just arrived from Amazon. I have all your others, David.
    Congratulations on another wonderful book…

  • April 6, 2010 9:36pm

    Congratulations!

    I bought Living the Sweet Life in Paris and instantly loved it. Have been following your blog since then. Looking forward to getting your new book.

  • Jenny
    April 6, 2010 9:37pm

    GREAT video David…can’t wait to cook from your new cookbook and see more video of you hanging out in Paris!

  • Susan
    April 6, 2010 9:41pm

    Congratulations, David! I’m going to have to devote a whole shelf of my cook book tower to your cookbooks! But..that’s my pleasure! Can’t wait to grab one.

  • Andrea
    April 6, 2010 9:42pm

    Just ordered the book. Congratulations, you have provided me successes over and over, so I’m a fan enough to shell out the bucks!

  • April 6, 2010 9:42pm

    Felicitations! I gave myself “Sweet Life in Paris” for Christmas; will have to find another excuse to purchase this new book… but if “more baking” is involved, I don’t think I really need une excuse supplementaire!

  • Tiare Ferrari
    April 6, 2010 9:45pm

    I am drooling and lovin it!!!

  • April 6, 2010 9:49pm

    I received mine today after preordering it at least a month ago. It was like getting a late birthday present. I’ve already read through about 1/2 of it and skimmed the rest. My husband made some comment about the time involved in making some of the recipes and said something like, “you’d have to stay home all the time to make these.” I looked at him and said, “DUH. That’s what I WANT to do.” By the by, I don’t think these are time intensive, for the most part. They seem fairly straightforward, some downright easy. I’m very much looking forward to digging in and having way too much fun with lots and lots of butter and chocolate. And sugar, and flour, and fruit…

    Thank you for such a wonderful resource!

  • Veganista
    April 6, 2010 9:52pm

    Beautiful cookies….I will be veganizing them will I make them, so please forgive my audacity.

  • April 6, 2010 9:54pm

    p.s. LOVE the video. It made me want to cry – in a very good way! Also (I know, I’m annoying), I really loved what you said in the book that baking is about sharing. When I told my husband that I wanted to stay home and bake all of this, he said I wouldn’t fit out the door after eating all. Who said I wanted to eat it all? Most of the time I just want to make it, taste a bit, and then give it away, watching others enjoy it.

  • April 6, 2010 9:56pm

    David,
    This video is FABULOUS!! I love your blog and it’s so great to tie a voice to it. I am going to Amazon right this minute to order your book, as I’ve been waiting! Thanks for your recipes, blog, and Paris info. I look forward to taking a chocolate Paris class with you some day with my daughters.
    Merci!
    Wendy

  • April 6, 2010 10:02pm

    I can’t wait to get this. It looks like it’s definitely a “must have”!

  • Julie
    April 6, 2010 10:12pm

    I got my copy today, after having pre-ordered it on Amazon months ago and forgotten about it! What an incredible surprise. This book came literally the day after I decided that it was time to get rid of the few pounds that crept back on after fall’s drastic lifestyle/diet change. Let’s suffice to say that my bathing suit will not look as attractive as I’d hoped come summertime. Everything looks so amazingly delicious that I ran out of Post-it flags bookmarking the recipes that I want to make immediately. I’m so excited to cook my way through this book!

  • April 6, 2010 10:18pm

    Congratulations on the new book. Loved the video!

  • Bernadette
    April 6, 2010 10:23pm

    Oh David, I just love the video! I wish you had your own program! Looking forward to this book–congratulations and thank you!

  • April 6, 2010 10:24pm

    Congratulations David!
    I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this!

  • April 6, 2010 10:25pm

    OH MY.
    I am very, very excited now. Clicking over to Amazon immediately. Your desserts make my day. Now craving a really good black and white cookie…

  • Thea
    April 6, 2010 10:30pm

    Got it, read it, love it. Looked over another “important” baking book last week — if it hadn’t been so hefty it would have landed against the wall. I’d have to don shirtwaist dress, low heels, pearls and fluffy apron to produce anything from its pages. But yours! Great contents pages, terrific readable layout, enough chatter to tantalize, and doable recipes with precise direction and tips which really help. And those luscious photos, zut alors! And a helpful index, sadly deficient in most cookbooks.

    Feel proud. Boast a bit. You’ve earned it. Truly, you’re a man of virtue.

  • Patty
    April 6, 2010 10:43pm

    I’ve had this in my Amazon wish list since you first mentioned it. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! Those chocolate chip cookies look fabulous, as do the other items in the collage.

  • April 6, 2010 10:57pm

    I have your other two books out of print, which I love. I will “have” to buy this one too I guess.

    Can’t wait to see it! If it is true to the your other books, it is going to be a treasure to have.

    Laura

  • April 6, 2010 11:11pm

    Wow congrats! And next time I am in Paris, maybe I will get lucky enough to run into you giving cookies out at the Bastille! Lucky people.

  • April 6, 2010 11:46pm

    Congratulations on this latest book.
    Those chocolate chip & pecan cookies look so delicious!

  • Wendy
    April 6, 2010 11:59pm

    You’re the best.
    I can’t wait to get my copy.
    All the best to you and thank you.

  • Donna
    April 7, 2010 12:02am

    What a great idea to make a video for us to accompany the release of your new book!
    You had me at pecans, lol. Okay….. you had me months ago when I discovered your blog and read The Sweet Life in Paris!
    Congratulations, my book gift card has been anticipating this proud day for you :)

  • South Campus Bakery
    April 7, 2010 12:17am

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to get our copy.

  • Lisa Schultz
    April 7, 2010 12:36am

    Hey ya knucklehead!! Congratulations! Come visit me at the restaurant when you are in SF.

  • Giovani
    April 7, 2010 12:59am

    I cannot wait for my copy to arrive. I’ve been waiting for your Black and White recipe for years! Congratulations!

  • Tom Luhnow
    April 7, 2010 1:05am

    It arrived on my doorstep today thanks to Amazon! Amazing cover. Can hardly wait to check out all the great recipes. Thanks, David!

  • marlene
    April 7, 2010 1:29am

    I received my book today from Amazon because I had pre ordered it awhile ago. I was so excited to get it. It looks fabulous…..great recipes, beautiful photos, well written etc. I love the physical size and shape of the book. I also LOVED the video!!!!!Way to go living in Paris, David. Look forward to reading your blog Always. With fond memories of a wonderful lunch in Napa, CA at Ubuntu restaurant with the group a few years back. Thanks, David….YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 7, 2010 1:53am

    Congrats on your new book and the Saveur blog award! Yes, Americans are cookie monsters. Great video – the expressions and exclamations of those lucky tasters of your chocolate chip/pecan cookies triggers instant desire.

  • April 7, 2010 2:07am

    Great news! I enjoyed the video, I like the way you pronounce pe-cans.

  • April 7, 2010 2:26am

    Loved your video!!.. OH how I wish I was in Paris to pick a copy. I guess I will have to wait for it to reach the shelves in India. I Would have loved an autographed copy for having been an ardent follower of your recipes!. Good luck with your new book!.

  • April 7, 2010 2:50am

    Great video and amazing looking cookies!

  • April 7, 2010 3:09am

    Hello David,
    First of all, congrats!! I have 2 of your books and will definitely buy this one as well. I am sure your recipes will be tasty. Secondly, I really loved the video!!! You should make more :)

  • Cheryl
    April 7, 2010 3:22am

    Félicitations!!! I’m thrilled your new book drops today and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Will you be coming back to the States for a book tour?

  • April 7, 2010 3:33am

    You have the best job in the world. Can’t wait to buy a copy when I get back to Boston. Also…. come visit China! I’ll show you a good time.

  • April 7, 2010 3:44am

    Yay – big congratulations on the new book!

  • April 7, 2010 3:48am

    Congratulations! ! ! !
    Magda

  • elaine
    April 7, 2010 3:58am

    Can we buy it in Paris?

  • maya
    April 7, 2010 4:21am

    congrats!
    and kudos for making that video for the book! i could tell you were itchin’ on making one after what babycakes did with theirs. awesome job, very well shot and directed.

    and also, i was surprised to see you how beautiful and very well lit your kitchen is. after reading your paris book i was sure it looked like dirty old crammy bus station. you should definitely make more video recipes. your kitchen rocks! :)

  • April 7, 2010 4:22am

    Love the video and can’t wait to make those fabulous desserts. I ordered the book months ago on Amazon and finally received the email that it’s coming on the 10th. I’m very excited, indeed!

  • Jess
    April 7, 2010 4:33am

    You had me at “both standard and metric”!

    And the video was “very agreeable”! lol

  • Lynda
    April 7, 2010 4:34am

    I’m with you on the importance of butter in baking and the impossibility of crossing roads in Paris…!

    Love those bright spatulas, where are they from??

  • April 7, 2010 4:48am

    The video was very well done – I already wanted the book, but after seeing you make those cookies, I want it if only for that one cookie recipe!!!

  • Margaret
    April 7, 2010 6:06am

    David — loved the video! Will your new book be available for the iPad?

  • April 7, 2010 6:07am

    Congrats David! Can’t wait to get my own copy. Great video. You should do more!

  • Sandra Myers
    April 7, 2010 6:36am

    Hey Cuz!! I was so thrilled when the mail arrived yesterday and I saw that big heavy Amazon box at the front door and I knew your book order had arrived. I almost dropped everything in getting to the kitchen to put everything down, to grab the nearest knife to rip the box tape and open the inside package of the 3–yes, you read that correctly–3 copies of the book. One for myself, and one for my daughter ( I hope she isn’t reading this) and my daughter-in-law!! I loved this video you posted for this—you should definitely do more!! We all miss you and just want to wish you all the best on your newest baby!! I have to make sure that I tell Emily to look at this today!! This looks spectacular and I can’t wait to get it splattered ( well at least start trying some new stuff in there!!)
    Love, Sandra

  • April 7, 2010 7:34am

    David, congratulations on your newest book! How wonderful to see you sharing American cookie culture with Parisians! I loved getting a sense of you on video and hope you’ll do more videos.

  • April 7, 2010 8:07am

    Patiently waiting for my copy to arrive from amazon. Thanks for continuing to inspire this Connecticut lady on my baking adventures!!

  • April 7, 2010 8:14am

    Congrats on the book release. Unfortunately Book Depository doesn’t ship free to India, but will try and get a copy from somewhere. Love the sound of the book, the recipes included and that cover picture…gorgeous!

  • Mrs Redboots
    April 7, 2010 8:58am

    Congratulations!

    Is it bilingual in terms of measurements? US measurements tend to be a bit impenetrable to those of us used to weighing our flour and butter by the ounce rather than measuring it.

  • April 7, 2010 9:05am

    I just love the video, and I cannot wait for the book to be in my hands!!!! Congratulations David, you make life sweeter!!

  • April 7, 2010 9:34am

    Hurray! I am so proud of your new accomplishment!

  • Lara
    April 7, 2010 10:11am

    Congrats David…I received my copy in the mail yesterday. What a gorgeous book! I have the day off today and my ice cream maker is well chilled and ready to go…will be trying your lemon frozen yogurt recipe…so glad this one is included since I found it last year online (LA Times I think?) but have lost it among the gargantuan pile of recipes sitting on my desk. Now I have a good excuse to put off the sorting for a little while longer :) Cheers!

  • jonquil
    April 7, 2010 10:20am

    is it a boy or a girl? it’s a book! congratulations :) (some card company should seriously come out w/this line)

  • April 7, 2010 10:20am

    oh yum. i can almost smell those chocolate chip cookies here in Sydney. love the video. very well done :-)

  • AB
    April 7, 2010 11:09am

    Yahoo – getting this immediatley as a birthday present for ME! (note: birthday is not for several months – who cares)

    Congrats Dah-veed!

  • sonya
    April 7, 2010 11:25am

    Mazel Tov on zee book!

  • Katy
    April 7, 2010 11:31am

    Are you planning on doing a book tour in the US and signings?

  • Melanie
    April 7, 2010 1:04pm

    The video was great! I ordered your new book on Amazon and I already have The Sweet Life in Paris.

    Your blog brings a smile to my face when I am missing Paris, your words and perspectives are a joy to read. I think you should have your own food/travel show on tv. Congrats on the new book!

  • April 7, 2010 1:20pm

    David. You Rock! Love your last book “The Perfect Scoop” its my ice cream bible. I’m sure I’m going to love this book too!

  • jhoanna
    April 7, 2010 1:28pm

    félicitations david… !

  • Audrey in Oregon
    April 7, 2010 1:44pm

    David,

    How on earth do you keep your boyish figure with all your wonderful baking?

  • Vegetable Matter
    April 7, 2010 1:52pm

    Congratulations! Hope you’ll be coming to Houston soon to promote the book. We loved your ice cream tour a few years back, and finally broke down and bought an ice cream maker last month thanks to the many recipes we love in your book.

  • Christian
    April 7, 2010 2:29pm

    Are the recipes in weight measurements too, or just volumes?

  • April 7, 2010 3:21pm

    Great David!!!!
    Congratulations.
    I can’t wait to receive your book from Amazon.

  • April 7, 2010 3:40pm

    Congrats on the release of your new book! It looks fantastic and I can’t wait to hold one in my hot little hands…

  • April 7, 2010 3:52pm

    Congratulations, David! Love the video. My copy of the book arrived from Amazon yesterday. It looks fabulous! Only problem is, I can’t pick a first recipe to try!

  • April 7, 2010 6:29pm

    told you this already. but I’m so EXCITED. both for me (quite obviously for the spot-on recipes) and for you. x

  • Kelly S
    April 7, 2010 6:42pm

    I love the video and I am so excited to buy the book! More videos! (S’il vous plaît.)

  • April 7, 2010 6:50pm

    I almost never comment because I’m in complete awe of you, but I just have to congratulate you! I preordered this book the moment I heard of its existence, and did a little dance of joy the other day when I received the shipping confirmation. I’m sure it, like everything else you have done, will be just perfect!

  • April 7, 2010 6:52pm

    Hi David,
    You’re the hardest working blogger I know of! I’m just working my way through The Perfect Scoop and it’s amazing, all the recipes work! I’m not much of a dessert person, but this book is going on my shelf. Thank you!

  • mindy
    April 7, 2010 7:56pm

    I love the video. I hope to see many more on here. And I love the bit at the end where you pass out samples to French folks on the street. Great idea.

    I can’t wait to get my paws on this book too!! YUM

  • Oh, great… another cookbook I need to buy.
    Congratulations David!

  • Heena
    April 7, 2010 9:01pm

    Babies don’t lie.. and if that kid’s expression in the video was anything to go by – I need those cookies AND this book NOW! Congrats David!
    Can someone volunteer to pay my overweight luggage charges at the airport when I lug all the cookbooks I’m buying back home? : )

  • Brenda
    April 7, 2010 9:11pm

    Fabulous video.
    Question: If I have one of your earlier recipes, how do I translate flour quantities/type of U.S. flour into flour quantities/type when in France. I don’t believe they are the same. Please advise.

    Check out my post American Baking Ingredients in France. -dl

  • April 7, 2010 9:31pm

    David- My copy just arrived in the mail- It’s beautiful! Congrats on the gorgeous book- I can’t wait to try it all! You’re amazing!

  • Kathy
    April 7, 2010 10:32pm

    Heaven…I’m in Heaven …

  • April 8, 2010 12:32am

    Congratulations, David, and good luck! I’m amazed that you manage to work so hard while living in Paris. I’m afraid I’d be even less productive if I lived in such a beautiful place.

  • paris
    April 8, 2010 1:30am

    I think I need to buy the book just for that cookie recipe…….

  • Job Bezemer
    April 8, 2010 2:37am

    Congrats david!

    Love the video!

  • Deborah
    April 8, 2010 2:49am

    David, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many smiling Parisians at one time! Congratulations on the book — I will be getting a copy just for me. The video’s terrific and I hope you do more. What’s that music playing in the background? You cut such a dashing figure strolling the boulevards of Paris in your overcoat and scarf arranged just so with your box of just-baked cookies! Hope to see you in the Bay Area soon!

    Thanks, and glad you liked it! The music is from Shotgun Radio, who were kind enough to let us use it for the video. -dl

  • Ozge
    April 8, 2010 2:53am

    so refresh my memory please: why don’t you have your own tv show???

  • Marc
    April 8, 2010 3:01am

    Just saw the book at Books Inc. here in SF. Looks amazing. I’ll have to wait a bit to get it, but I when I have the funds, it will be mine, and then the cooking will begin!

  • April 8, 2010 6:09am

    I just ordered your book!
    So excited! Every recipe I have tried so fas has tasted great!
    Thank you so much!

  • Sue of New Jersey
    April 8, 2010 7:35am

    Hey David. I ran to Barnes & Noble yesterday and bought your new book as a gift for my son to give me for Mother’s Day. The only problem is, now I have to wait until May 9th to begin the fun of making your favorite recipes become my favorites too. It’s so tempting to peak, that I had to hide it like a Christmas present being hidden from a kid. Thanks for sharing those recipes.
    Sue (from New Jersey)

  • April 8, 2010 8:16am

    Wow you book looks amazing! I’m a newbie on your site and am more impressed as each post goes by.

  • Sue
    April 8, 2010 9:07am

    Oh my! I’m kicking myself for not pre-ordering! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Congratulations!!

  • April 8, 2010 9:32am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my copy and spend the following days and nights in the kitchen!

  • April 8, 2010 9:47am

    David, I am absolutely in love with you, your blog, and your recipes. I post about you on my tiny manners/Franco blog often and can’t wait to meet you some day. I’m using only your recipes at my dinner party this weekend. Congrats on the new book; I can’t wait to pick it up.

  • yesjb
    April 8, 2010 12:37pm

    terrific video!
    Just ordered the book along with The Perfect Scoop”
    Your other two on the Sweet Life in Paris and “The Great Book of Chocolat” were excellent.
    Love Paris. Love chocolat.
    Sorry I missed out on your chocolat tour. Will keep a closer eye on this site.
    Many thanks.
    JB

  • April 8, 2010 2:58pm

    Love the book! It is absolutely gorgeous. Kudos to you my dear! I have been relishing every page since it’s arrival on my door step. I cannot wait to start baking from it. It took me a while to just get past the gorgeous photos on the dust jacket. I will do some serious damage to the Fig and Berry Tart that is photographed on the back. I do however think I will attack the Racines Cake first as I have all necessary ingredients including cocoa nibs from Askinosie that I have been wanting to bake with :) I absolutely loved your post on that recipe.

  • kateinsheffield
    April 8, 2010 3:31pm

    I have to have it! I already own the sweet life and the perfect scoop having become a regular reader of your blog for a year now. I am very new to ice cream – and your blood orange sorbet that I made yesterday looked and tasted utterly beautiful. My first ever sorbet. yay! congratulations on your new book.

  • ron shapley
    April 8, 2010 3:41pm

    Hi Dave,

    Congrats on your newest tome !! I’m not a dessert guy but I plan to pick it up…just for browsing and some experimentation in the realm…
    I have a question for you… I was watching the movie “Paris”….A scene in a Boulangerie(sp?) had patron getting a baguette….The clerk asked, “normal or traditional ??” What’s the difference… Just curious.. Thanks again for your great blog..

    r
    NYC

  • Susan
    April 8, 2010 4:27pm

    Hi David – thanks for posting the video; I really enjoyed seeing you in action with the KitchenAid! The book looks wonderful – I can’t wait to bake my way through it.

  • April 8, 2010 4:47pm

    I did already pick up a copy. I already made the Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and it is awesome!

    http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2010/04/08/mock-this/

  • Kimberly Barense
    April 8, 2010 6:24pm

    Your book was waiting for me when I got home last night, what a thrill! That made my day. Now when are you coming back to San Francisco for a book signing event?

  • Amy
    April 8, 2010 6:40pm

    That video is great! What a nice treat to be able to see you in action in your kitchen!!! Would you consider doing more blog posts with short video clips? I’d love it!

    Congrats on the book, I can’t wait to get a copy!

  • April 8, 2010 7:22pm

    The cake part of the recipe for Coconut Layer Cake (p. 59-60) appears to be missing from my copy. Anyone else have the same problem?

  • April 8, 2010 8:23pm

    Love the video, the cookies look great! Can’t wait to see the book!

  • Giovani
    April 8, 2010 8:23pm

    I knew as soon as I posted that I would find what I was looking for. Sorry, David!

  • Christine
    April 8, 2010 8:41pm

    David thank you for the video – it brought back great memories of the wonderful time you showed us in Paris last October! The book is beautiful, congrats!

  • Deborah
    April 8, 2010 8:55pm

    My husband gave me your new cookbook for my birthday yesterday and I made the apple galette and frangipane today. Of course it was delicious! Looking forward to the many other wonderful recipes!

  • Patty
    April 8, 2010 9:29pm

    I have ordered your new book, hoping that the gingerbread recipe is included. I do have your out of date cookbook but it will be wonderful to have your new collection.
    Bon chance avec le nouveau livre! (Horrible French!)

  • April 8, 2010 9:30pm

    SWEET! Can’t wait… it’ll complete my collection :)

  • April 8, 2010 10:31pm

    Congrats on your new book! Can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Denise
    April 8, 2010 11:31pm

    How do you bake like that and remain so slender? You look great!

    I have only the milk chocolate fevees. Must order dark :D Thank you, David!

  • April 9, 2010 1:36am

    Those cookies looks very delicious. It made my mouth water the moment I saw it. LOL . a

  • Ben
    April 9, 2010 10:27am

    Are the recipes in weight or volume measurement?