L'Appart

The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

by David Lebovitz

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 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.


Recent Reviews

City of Lights

Rosemary Smith

4.5 Stars

This is one of those books that is hard to categorize, a DIY book about buying and restoring an apartment in Paris (the red tape had me reconsidering my own dreams of moving abroad) or a cookbook/memoir? It’s both and on the surface doesn’t…

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L'Appart

Aubrey Tschanz

4.5 Stars

The first book I received from Blogging for Books was My Paris Kitchen, so it seems only appropriate I also review L'Appart! I enjoyed the antidotes and David's experience of living in Paris. It reminded me of my all time favorite book, My…

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L'Appart, David Lebovitz

Alla Saltanovich

5 Stars

“L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home” by David Lebovitz follows his Parisian life as he goes about purchasing an apartment and has to navigate the French way of…

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Lakesha Foster

3.5 Stars

I liked this book. The book was very interesting to read. I liked how the author talked alot about the house and the making of the property. The author goes indept on this house and how it was made. I was very invested in this story. I hope…

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Book review

Lakesha Foster

3.5 Stars

I liked this book. The book was very interesting to read. I liked how the author talked alot about the house and the making of the property. The author goes indept on this house and how it was made. I was very invested in this story. I hope…

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