Lebovitz is best known as an expat pastry cook living in Paris who has several successful books under his belt and as the author of a perennially popular blog at davidlebovitz.com. His first savory cookbook is a delightful concrete argument for the pleasures of French home cooking enriched by smart, charming discussions of everything from the challenges of shopping for kitchen equipment in Paris to the pleasures of anchovies. The food he offers sweeps from a quickly prepared tapenade of green olives, basil, and almonds to a sausage of pork, chicken liver, and chard. Of course there are desserts as well, including buttermilk ice cream with olive oil and fleur de sel and a chocolate chip, hazelnut, and dried sour cherry fougasse.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.