To pastry nerds or baking-book fiends or Internet recipe-hounds, David Lebovitz needs no introduction. He's an incontestable authority on all things sweet, a renowned pastry chef and author who's written definitive books on chocolate, ice cream, and more. But if you've never tried one of Lebovitz's recipes, this is the week to do so; he's agreed to share a different ice cream recipe with us every day this week. (Perfect July kitchen projects!)
Lebovitz spent more than a decade in the pastry department of Chez Panisse, the legendary Berkeley, California, restaurant founded by Alice Waters; since leaving the restaurant in 1999, he's been a prolific author, not only writing several cookbooks and a memoir about life in Paris (where he's lived for nearly a decade), but also maintaining a beautiful, lively blog, about all of the above. In print, you might know him from The Great Book of Chocolate, The Perfect Scoop, Ready for Dessert, and more.
We've tried out all sorts of his recipes on Serious Eats, with resounding success; you may recognize his chocolate chip cookies or lime-marshmallow pie or chocolate bread. But this week, it's all about ice cream. With David as our guide, we'll be making everything from fresh fig ice cream to lemon frozen yogurt to raspberry-rosé sorbet. Check back every day for a new recipe; and happy churning!