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Paris, my sweet (macaron)

Monday, March 19th, 2012

An array of desserts in Paris and New York? It’s the stuff dreams are made of. For Amy Thomas, the dream came true when she moved to Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Her memoir, Paris, My Sweet, is a starry-eyed tour of the City of Light’s best pâtisseries, juxtaposed with the American-style […]

New cookbooks

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Lucky girl that I am, I received quite a haul of new cookbooks for Christmas. Here’s what I’m cooking from these days: Since I live in a cave (apparently) I’d never even heard of Nancy Silverton’s chic pizzeria, Mozza, until I was in Southern California last month and read this Los Angeles Times review of […]

Cooking the books

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! A few weeks ago, I asked you to name your recent favorite cookbooks. I was excited to hear your suggestions, and I’m even more thrilled to share them. Here’s what you’re cooking from these days:    Rhino75: Am currently working my way through Signe Johansen’s Scandilicious, Dan Lepard’s baking bible, Short and Sweet, and Glynn […]


Thursday, October 20th, 2011

I love, love, love cookbooks. I love new cookbooks, which present fresh ideas, techniques and flavor combinations. I love old cookbooks, which are like time capsules, a window into the domestic lives of another era. Browsing a used bookshop in Beaune last week, I couldn’t resist the two charming volumes above. And then, I got […]

Oh, sweet city of light

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m so excited today to share a glimpse of an enchanting confection of a new book, PastryParis by Susan Hochbaum. It’s perfect for those who love Paris and pâtisserie (that is, tout le monde). As the book’s subtitle says, “in Paris everything looks like dessert.” Author and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum has cleverly juxtaposed […]