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David Lebovitz's Guide to Paris Sweets

Since 2004, David Lebovitz has used his blog to chronicle the ups, downs, and culinary delights of living in Paris. And we couldn't help but notice that, as a former pastry chef, David tends to focus on all things sweet. In fact he's become the go-to man for Paris pastry, which is a blessing in a city that overflows with sweets. Yes, somehow between blogging, writing cookbooks, and a personal memoir, he found time to sample over 300 pastries in the City of Light. Here are 9 of his top picks. More

Introducing David Lebovitz Week

To pastry nerds or baking cookbook collectors 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!). More

What to Do with Cocoa Nibs

They're showing up in more places than ever: baked in fancy restaurant desserts, folded into ice cream, and even lining the shelves of grocery stores. But their exact origin and nature is still something of a mystery to many people. I'm talking about cocoa nibs. What are they? Bits of fermented, dried, roasted and crushed cacao bean. They're extremely good for you, and have an intense chocolatey taste, but aren't sweet at all. More

5 Great Books About Chocolate

Chocolate is a complex thing—its history, properties, lore, chemistry and uses fill volumes and volumes of books. I'm always looking to expand my knowledge, and thought I'd share some of my favorite chocolate-related tomes this week. Since my space here is limited, this is by no means a comprehensive or scientifically compiled list. Please jump in and add your favorites! I'm always looking for new reading material. More

David Lebovitz's Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Because everyone likes bacon and there's no reason to restrict its intake to breakfast, ice cream expert David Lebovitz experimented by making candied bacon ice cream. Considering that the resulting smoky/salty/cinnamon-tinged dessert got a thumbs up from his butcher,... More

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