Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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"From the New York cupcake wars to the perfect Parisian macaron, Thomas's passion is palpable, her sweet tooth, unstoppable."—Elizabeth Bard, bestselling author of Lunch in Paris

Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-lysées, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light.

But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY SWEET explores how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's rise, as intensely satisfying as molten chocolate cake, and about how the life you're meant to live doesn't always taste like the one you envisioned.

Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for anyone with a hunger for life.

"Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises."—David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweet Life in Paris

"Amy Thomas seduces us in the same manner that Paris seduced her —one exquisite morsel at a time."—Nichole Robertson, author of Paris in Color

 

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User Review  - AddictedToMorphemes - LibraryThing

2-1/2* Memoir written by an American woman who had the opportunity to work for Louis Vuitton and live in Paris for two years. She shares her doubts as a mid-30s woman who has always put career first ... Read full review

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User Review  - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing

Love Paris, but this book just wasn't for me. There were some good descriptions about some of the areas, but, I really thought is was going to be so much more interesting and fun. The comparisons ... Read full review

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Contents

A Whole New Batch of Bonbons
1
CupcakesThe Comfort of Home
19
SticktoYourTeeth Hot Cocoa
49
Bonding Over French Viennoiseries
71
The Big Apple Does Macarons
95
Crumbling Over Perfection
119
Cakes to be Loved and Cherished
141
A Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Hard to Find
163
Resurrection Comes from Baba au Rhum
219
French Toast or Pain Perdu That Is the Question
237
One of Lifes Best Surprises The Bakers Dozen
257
List of Bakeries
265
About the Author
283
Paris Map
284
New York City Map
286
Back Cover
288

The Ecstasy of Madeleines and Muffins
183
Carrot Cake Is the New Banana Cake
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About the author (2012)

Amy Thomas is a New York?based writer who, for two lucky years, got to call Paris home. In addition to working as a copywriter in advertising, she writes about food, travel, design, and fashion for various publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is slightly obsessed with sweets.

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