Cookbook Club

Experience David Lebovitz's Paris Kitchen Without Leaving Yours

July  7, 2017

For the month of July, our Cookbook Club will be busy cooking through David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen. We can't wait to experience David's Paris without leaving the comfort of our kitchens—and we hope you'll join us. Read on for details on how to participate and get started with a few recipes from the book.

how to participate

Are you new to our Cookbook Club? Here's a quick primer to get you up to speed:

1) Get the Book

Pick up My Paris Kitchen—either online or from your favorite local bookstore. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check it out from your local library or borrow a copy from a friend.

2) Read & Cook

Rather self-explanatory, as this is one of the most important parts of participating in a cookbook club, right? If you’re not sure where to begin, take a page out of our Cookbook Editor Ali Slagle's playbook. When she reviews a cookbook, she reads through the entire introduction as well as 15 headnotes and recipes, and then cooks at least three recipes.

3) Share Your Opinions

We chat in our Facebook group all month long! Join the Cookbook Club here and post pictures of what you bake from the books and share reviews, too. Fill everyone in on what you thought of the dish (remember to share the recipe name and even the page number, if possible). You can share photos on Instagram as well, just remember to tag them with #f52cookbookclub.

get started

Don't worry if you don't have a copy of My Paris Kitchen quite yet. We have a few recipes from the book to get you ready for the frenzy of French cooking ahead this month.

Ready to go all in on Paris? Join our Baking Club, too—this month we'll be baking our way through Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi!

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • averything
  • ChefJune
  • Lindsay-Jean Hard
    Lindsay-Jean Hard
I like esoteric facts about vegetables. Author of the IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps.


averything July 15, 2017
When is the August book announced ? And September?
Lindsay-Jean H. July 17, 2017
They were voted on a couple of months ago, you can get the full rundown for the Cookbook Club here: and the Baking Club here:
ChefJune July 9, 2017
A few years ago, David Lebovitz' recommendation led me to my favorite Steack Frites in Paris - at Aux Tonneaux des Halles on the very touristy rue Montorgeuil.