A Week in David Lebovitz's Paris Kitchen

May  2, 2014

All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- has been sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. It's the last day to win one of six copies we're giving away -- 

Today: We're not ready to say au revoir to the week of food from the city of lights. So we're looking back at the French recipes David has been sharing all week.

This week, David Lebovitz transported us to Paris with recipes from his new cookbook, My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and StoriesHe showed us how to make a bistro classic at home -- and the proper, Parisian way to arrange our market vegetables (très chic, indeed). And, though the French rarely over-indulge, David admitted that it's nearly impossible for his favorite chicken recipe to yield more than one serving when he's around. The pièce de résistance? Individual chocolate cakes that look so good, we're looking for flights to France as we speak. We wish there were more recipes on their way to Food52 -- but, as they say, we'll always have Paris (and David's kitchen).

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Steak with Mustard Butter and French Fries

Leeks with Mustard-Bacon Vinaigrette 

Chicken Lady Chicken (or Poulet Crapaudine Façon)

Individual Chocolate Cakes with Dulce de Leche and Fleur de Sel


Ten Speed

We're giving away a little piece of Paris every day this week, thanks to Ten Speed Press! To enter to win today's copy of My Paris Kitchen, tell us in the comments: Do you have a favorite meal that's too good to share? We'll pick six winners at random today, Friday, May 2nd!

Photos excerpted from the book My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz. © 2014 by David Lebovitz. Reprinted by permission of Ten Speed Press. All rights reserved.

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Katelinlee May 7, 2014
Most things are better when shared. But when I bring a pie to the office, I usually end up squirreling away the last slice for myself. For breakfast.
Hailey M. May 7, 2014
Shrimp baked in tomatoes. So easy but so elegant - sautee onions and garlic with salt and pepper, deglaze with white wine and cook down. Add a can of fire roasted tomatoes (28 oz). Simmer. Add feta and shrimp, bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Serve with bread.
AntoniaJames June 29, 2017
Hailey Grace, that sounds divine. Definitely going to try it soon. ;o)
MJ May 6, 2014
If I find a delicious bottle of red wine, perhaps a 2005 Mt. Veeder cab, then I will not share.....
Cindy L. May 5, 2014
No, no meal is too good to share as sharing creates that perfect meal.
CarlaCooks May 5, 2014
It's very hard to me to share a good bánh mì or the perfect scoop of lavender ice cream :)
Mulzee May 4, 2014
gnocco fritto... :)
SilverSage May 4, 2014
Duck Confit. I want my final meal to be duck confit - and I'm keeping it all to myself!
adriana May 3, 2014
i love my roasted vegetables and usually will share, but also usually want them all to myself! :-)
Katie C. May 3, 2014
green garbanzo beans! apparently they are all the rage, and after sharing them with a dear friend a few days ago, i know why! i'm thinking i might get an order to go soon just for me!
Barbara S. May 2, 2014
Funny, the idea of NOT sharing feels pretty dang selfish! (Considering that Food52 is all about sharing, and I so appreciate that.) So I will share it anyways- grilled steak, with olive oil and lemon drizzle, grilled asparagus, good wine, flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
(Eaten outside, with a view of lovely Laughlin sparkling across the Colorado River.)
Kristin May 2, 2014
I have a hard time sharing my favorite roasted cauliflower with balsamic and Parmesan, but my husband is worth it.
Margaret May 2, 2014
Scallops with fava beans.
Double H. May 2, 2014
I'm an open book! Food is meant to share!
Melissa May 2, 2014
I recently made a Chinese Challah (with green onions) that I'm obsessed with - thanks to Molly Yeh! Could have eaten the whole loaf myself
ty May 2, 2014
I prefer not to share a good Salade Nicoise...when I can find one here. It makes me crazy to hear the servers say "Neece Wah salad" and takes all I have not to correct them!!
Miss H. May 2, 2014
Ooh. I can't share custard cream puffs. They're too delicious.
Samantha May 2, 2014
Can't share my creme brûlée!
summersavory May 2, 2014
My sister always says that she has two house rules: the first is, share food with your friends, and the second, except artichokes. I agree wholeheartedly: good artichokes are just too delicious to share :)
zEmfIrKa May 2, 2014
I usually don't mind sharing my recipes - I get so excited about food that I want it shared and enjoyed by everyone. But my mother-in-law's famous apple pie is absolutely delicious and it's a secret family recipe. :)
ATG117 May 2, 2014
Always ready to share.