Philadelphia & Pittsburgh L’appart Book Events

On January 10, I’ll be in conversation with Beth Kracklauer of the Wall Street Journal discussing L’appart and signing books at White Whale Books in Pittsburgh, PA. The event starts at 7pm and is free.

And on January 12, I’ll be talking with Paul Bennett of Context Travel, and signing books at Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia at 7pm.

[Next month I’ll be at WHSmith in Paris on February 8th. You’re welcome to RSVP at that link.]

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  • Amanda
    January 3, 2018 6:09pm

    This is awesome! I’d love to come if I can make it work!
    (also, may I suggest updating the post title with the H in Pittsburgh? Yinzers are very proud of the H)

    • January 3, 2018 6:34pm
      David Lebovitz

      Whoops! (Oddly, I did that in my newsletter as well.) I think I’ve been toggling between French and English too long, and the silent “h” threw me. Fixed : )

      I think I also need to learn what a Yinzer is. My mother went to college there. Wonder if she was one, and I didn’t know it? ; )

      • Amanda
        January 3, 2018 6:38pm

        I am a transplant to the area and married into a born-and-bred Pittsburgh family. “Yinzers” have are the ones who have Pittsburgh running deep in their veins (Steelers, Penguins, and Iron City beer). If you search YouTube for “Pittsburgh Dad”, you’ll get an idea.
        And the term “yinz” is just Pittsburgh-speak for “y’all” in the South or “you guys” in California. I hope you enjoy your visit here! Bring your best coat!

        • January 3, 2018 6:49pm
          David Lebovitz

          Okay, thanks. I guess my mom wasn’t a Yinzer (nor am I) but I heard it’s a great city. Can’t wait to come!

  • emma palmer
    January 3, 2018 10:53pm

    We spent five days in Pittsburgh over the holidays and we fell in love with the city! The people are so friendly, the museums are fantastic and the food scene is inspiring, we had some wonderful meals there. Enjoy your visit and if you have time I’d love a post about some of the restaurants there.

    • January 4, 2018 3:15am
      David Lebovitz

      Unfortunately book tours are pretty hectic (and no one is keen to pay for an author’s vacation!) so I arrive in the afternoon, then do my event, and leave the following morning. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to eat somewhere after my event, though!

      • Emma Palmer
        January 4, 2018 3:54am

        I hope you don’t miss out on dinner in Pittsburgh- there are some great spots!

        • January 4, 2018 4:07am
          David Lebovitz

          My evening event ends at 8:30 or 9pm so if there are any great places you recommend near the bookstore, let me know!

          • Matthieu
            January 4, 2018 1:54pm

            If you’re going to be at White Whale, I’d recommend going to Station for a meal afterwards. It’s only a block away and the food and drinks are great.

  • Andrea Lehman
    January 4, 2018 4:28pm

    You have made my new year. Thank you so much for coming to Pittsburgh. I have been following you for many years! I am so looking forward to seeing you!!!

  • Andrea Lehman
    January 4, 2018 4:50pm

    Another place to eat is Tessaro’s. Family run. I think one of the best burgers in the city. It is a few blocks from the bookstore.

    Pittsburgh is very uber/lyft friendly. Lawrenceville, which is nearby, has had a restaurant explosion. There are many good choices.

    Unfortunately this is not a late night city, yet. You may want to eat before the talk because I imagine you will be signing books all night!

  • Jo
    January 9, 2018 10:20pm

    I just finished your book L’appart. What a great read! I read it for the construction/renovations saga (because that is my work- managing projects design through construction) and for the food stories & recipes. I really enjoy your blog. You consistently blog so that there is always something new to read. I’ve made some of your recipes. (I especially like the Spanish cocktail!) I enjoy the food styling and search the pictures to see this kitchen you so badly wanted. Not even the book has a photo of it! But as there is a hand drawn elevation in the book- I can envision it. I’ve been to Paris many times though I haven’t lived there but I can identify with many of your observations about the city, the feel of some neighborhoods, I can almost recall the scents in the air. Great work!

    • January 9, 2018 10:26pm
      David Lebovitz

      Thanks and glad you liked the book! Working in construction, you must’ve seen it all…and then some.

  • Jo
    January 10, 2018 2:12am

    Honestly, I felt for you. I come from a family of construction workers but as a girl/ woman I was not really involved in the details of the biz. I have a deep respect for craftsman. Then when I became an architect – I thought I had some insight into the mind of a construction worker. Nope. I’m not above asking how it works or is there a better way. Misunderstandings happen at all levels of the business. But you have your home. And your blog is a joy for me to read!

  • Will
    January 11, 2018 5:41pm

    Hi David, I enjoyed your talk yesterday in Pittsburgh, thanks for dropping by!

    your comments are closed for buckwheat cookies, if you have time, how do you roast your groats, dry, or after cooking them in liquid?

    • January 11, 2018 9:59pm
      David Lebovitz

      Thanks for coming to the event! I had a great time, too.

      I buy the buckwheat groats already roasted. They can be found that way in shops that specialize in Asian ingredients (there is a Japanese tea that’s made with them), but I’m not sure how to roast buckwheat groats at home since I’ve never done it. This site says to toast them in a skillet, stirring, for 5 minutes.

  • January 14, 2018 2:28pm

    I am currently reading your latest book and have to laugh as my daughters and I are in the process of buying two houses in North Carolina while still in Montana. My oldest daughter was expressing her frustration with the process and I told her at least she didn’t have to pee in a cup.

  • January 15, 2018 9:17pm

    David, Just finished your lovely book L’appart. I enjoyed reading every word, although the “pas de probleme” from Claude was truly making me nervous. Claude should have to suffer Madame la Guillotine after what he put you through with the renovation. Bravo to Romain for his patience and assistance. I know he was a life-saver in more ways than one. I look forward to trying all of the recipes that are included with the book. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully the success of this book will make Claude’s torture a faint memory.

  • homeia
    January 22, 2018 11:07am

    Thank you so much for coming to Pittsburgh.

  • Mary Mack
    January 28, 2018 2:36pm

    Just finished the book and enjoyed it immensely. I don’t know how you kept your sanity or sense of humor throughout the renovation. The recipes all sounded amazing. I hope that your book tour will bring you to North Carolina.

  • Jill List
    January 30, 2018 1:55am

    I laughed when I read many of your trials and tribulations as my husband and I have rented places in the U.K. and France and have had many frustrations with the appliances. When I went to cooking school in Italy was when I discovered that Europeans do not have dryers. It was an interesting and frustrating experience.