David Lebovitz

Tuesday, February 28th 2023

David Lebovitz is an American pastry chef and food writer, known for his popular blog and cookbooks. Born in Connecticut in 1957, he worked as a pastry chef in some of the top restaurants in New York City before moving to San Francisco in 1999. There, he worked at the legendary restaurant Chez Panisse for 12 years, while also writing about food for various publications.

Lebovitz's first book, "Room for Dessert," was published in 1999, and quickly became a favorite of pastry chefs and home cooks alike. His subsequent books include "The Great Book of Chocolate" (2004), "The Perfect Scoop" (2007), "Ready for Dessert" (2010), "My Paris Kitchen" (2014), and "L'Appart" (2017).

"The Great Book of Chocolate" is a comprehensive guide to everything chocolate, from its history and production to recipes for cakes, cookies, ice cream, and more. "The Perfect Scoop" is a collection of recipes for ice cream, sorbet, and other frozen desserts, with tips on ingredients, equipment, and techniques. "Ready for Dessert" features over 100 of Lebovitz's favorite dessert recipes, including tarts, cakes, custards, and candies.

"My Paris Kitchen" is a love letter to the city of Paris and its culinary traditions, with recipes for classic French dishes like coq au vin, as well as more modern interpretations of French cuisine. "L'Appart" chronicles Lebovitz's experiences renovating an apartment in Paris, and includes recipes for some of his favorite French dishes, as well as humorous anecdotes about his adventures in the City of Light.

Lebovitz is also known for his popular blog, where he shares recipes, travel stories, and musings on food and life. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including a James Beard Foundation Award in 2016 for his blog, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine.