The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris

Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--and Perplexing--city

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.But he soon discovered it's a different world en France.From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with-and even understand-this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything.The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha-Creme Fraiche Cake, will have listeners running to the kitchen once they stop laughing.The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452628288
1452628289
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital

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Saatchi
Jan 07, 2015

I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years ago and looked forward to listening to it ( reading it again) on my commute home. The narrator of the audiobook has the humourless stoic voice of a documentary voice-over whereas the author's narrative voice is young, charming, sarcastic and funny. I could not reconcile the two easily and gave up on this audio version.

JCLKimG Oct 25, 2013

This is a hilarious and insightful look into the life of an American transplant. David is a cookbook author who moves to Paris and discovers how to live life as a true Parisian. It will make you laugh out loud...several times.

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