Drinking French

While dreaming  during these troubled times of getting back to France, it’s great to have a new book that evokes some of the things we love about the country. With “Drinking French” author David Lebovitz serves up more than 160 recipes for trendy cocktails, quintessential apéritifs, café favorites, typical Parisian snacks and more.

With his new book Lebovitz revisits France’s drinking culture from hot chocolate to tea to Kir to regional liqueurs. And because the French can’t imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, he includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with some of those concoctions. Each recipe is accompanied by witty stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond.

Lebovitz has been living in Paris since 2004. He has published nine books on French culinary topics including “My Paris Kitchen,” “The Sweet Life in Paris.” and “The Great Book of Chocolate.” For a taste check out: www.davidlebovitz.com