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The Sweet Life in Paris
Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
David Lebovitz
read on June 1, 2012

We're going to Paris in three weeks so I wanted to read something about Paris. This is what I learned:

Paris is full of lazy, rude, unionized a-holes that aren't driven/motivated by money.

That's about it.

Seriously though, I'm still really excited to go visit, but all told this seems like the last place I'd pretty much ever want to live.

Author Bio:

From Author's website: I began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen, washing dishes in a steak house in our local shopping center, finally ended up at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, working with Alice Waters and co-owner, Executive Pastry Chef Lindsey Shere, who I consider my mentor. I spent thirteen years in the kitchens at Chez Panisse before leaving in 1999. During my time in San Francisco, I was a line cook at Zuni Café and was the pastry chef at several restaurants. Having been a professional cook and baker most of my life, I launched this website in 1999 to coincide with the release of my first book, Room for Dessert. The site was intended as a place to share recipes and stories. At the time, the word “blog” hadn’t been invented, nor had the concept. In 2004, about the time of my move to Paris, blogging software became available, which allowed me to post more frequently and I turned the site into an official blog. I was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and have been featured in, Bon Appétit, Chocolatier, Cooking Light, Food+Wine, Cook’s Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Travel and Leisure, The New York Times, People, Saveur, Sunset, and USA Today. I left the restaurant business in 1999 to pursue writing books and live in Paris.