8 Great Questions: David Lebovitz

The chef and L'Appart author on his favorite food writers and how he prefers his French fries.

David Lebovitz

David Lebovitz started his career as a professional chef and baker, logging thirteen years at Chez Panisse, until he left the restaurant biz in 1999 to write books. We’re so glad he did because he’s penned some of our favorite cookbooks: My Paris KitchenThe Perfect ScoopReady for DessertThe Great Book of Chocolate, and a memoir called The Sweet Life in Paris. After he moved to Paris in 2004, his blog davidlebovitz.com captured some of the funny Francophile things that occurred to the ex-Pat chef. In his most recent book, L’Appart, Lebovitz chronicles the project of updating his apartment in Paris and dealing with inexplicable amounts of red tape while contending with the inconsistent European work ethic and hours. It’s a hysterical story, but one with heart, that examines carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country.

DAVID LEBOVITZ is a sought-after cooking instructor with an award-winning food blog (davidlebovitz.com). Trained as a pastry chef in France and Belgium, David worked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California for twelve years. He now lives in Paris, France, where he leads culinary tours of the city.

About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.