L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home is baker and writer David Lebovitz's latest book, published by Crown Books. Lebovitz is a wonderful baker and writer. I adore his blog. As in his blog, he comes across here as charming, funny, talented, and humble. His previous books, along with his blog, have provided excellent recipes for French food and baked goods, all explained beautifully, no matter how complicated. For anyone who has lived in a big city with expensive real estate, his addition of the details of the ordeals of making a home in Paris is the icing on the cake. What a great combination of delicious details: French food + Parisian real estate. The American expat details the humorous and stress-inducing trials of making a home in Paris, where he is renovating his apartment. He of course also includes plenty of wonderful food writing, and many original recipes. This is a delightful book for lovers of excellent food, real estate, and Paris.
(I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.)