Monday, July 06, 2009

The Sweet Life in Paris: Earnest Summation

I owe a wrap-up on Sweet Life in Paris.

Made 26 recipes out of David Lebovitz's quirky culinary memoir:

Worth the price of the book: 3
Great: 4
Good: 12
So-so: 7
Flat-out bad: 0

The three recipes we especially loved: the chocolate chip cream puffs, the bouncy, pillowy chocolate-coconut marshmallows, and the Breton buckwheat cake. That deceptively simple Breton buckwheat cake beggars my storehouse of superlatives. Recipe: here.

If I have one gripe, it's that Lebovitz includes so many chocolate recipes: Chocolate yogurt snack cakes, chocolate financiers, hot chocolate, chocolate cake, two chocolate mousses, chocolate spice bread, double chocolate crepes, etc., etc. 

I know, that's my problem. 

Otherwise, great book.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for recommending this book, I am currently hunting a new recipe books as I have exhausted my inexhaustible collection! You must be pretty skilled to bake all those cakes having most come out really nice.