Parisians—contemplating the outcome of the election for mayor of Paris—can either drown their sorrows or celebrate in style over un café et un croissant, s’il vous plait. Our friend Alec Lobrano, in a recent WSJ article, explains the intricacies involved in making croissant dough (it can take 48 hours for good dough) and recommends the best Parisian bakeries for the quintessential French breakfast.
As I posted several weeks ago, Alec Lobrano has a 2nd edition of his best-selling Hungry for Paris coming out mid April (pre order at Amazon). But perhaps what you don’t know is that April 1—April Fools Day—is not only Dick’s dad’s 99th birthday and one of our grandson’s 11th birthday—but also the date of release for Alec’s latest book, Hungry for France. It’s also a trifecta if you order Alec’s Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France along with David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories for a special price at Amazon. Both Alec and David are long-time ex-pats living in Paris, and we met Alec several years ago through David on one of David’s grand gastronomy/chocolate tours (davidlebovitz.com). In each of their books, Alec and David offer insightful and often amusingly irreverent insiders’ views of living and dining in France. Even if you enjoy traveling only by armchair, you’ll find hours of enjoyment with these great new books. I promise.
Bon voyage et bon appetit,