Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes.

When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.

My thoughts: This was a fun book for me to read, since it told the story of buying and renovating an apartment in France. It was fun to see the differences between our story of renovating a home in America. While the book could of been edited better or had more going on with the retelling, I found it interesting. It will open ones eyes to what it is like to live in France.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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