David Lebovitz has made a pretty sweet life for himself. Starting out in the pastry department of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' pioneering Berkley locavore clubhouse, Lebovitz learned the benefits of local, seasonal produce early on. Taking this concept to the kitchens of various Bay Area restaurants, Lebovitz's creations were never fussy or precious, just simple, boldly flavored desserts that brought out the best in the ingredients they were made from.
In 2002, Lebovitz ducked out of hectic restaurant life and relocated to Paris where he could pursue his passion for beautiful local produce, enjoy arguably some of the most delicious pastries in the world, not to mention write a slew of incredible cookbooks. He also found time to start a humorous and hunger-inducing blog which chronicles his life cooking, baking, and eating his way around Paris for better or for worse.