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

By Amy Thomas

"From the hot York cupcake wars to the proper Parisian macaron, Thomas's ardour is palpable, her candy teeth, unstoppable."—Elizabeth Bard, bestselling writer of Lunch in Paris

endlessly a lady captivated with all issues French, candy freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as wealthy because the purest darkish chocolate: go away ny for Paris to jot down advert replica for Louis Vuitton. engaged on the Champs-Élysées, walking the fascinating streets, and exploring the easiest patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled on the beauty of the town of Light.

yet does falling in love with one urban suggest turning your again on one other? up to Amy loved Paris, there has been a part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY candy explores how the quest for happiness may be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's upward thrust, as intensely pleasing as molten chocolate cake, and approximately how the existence you are intended to dwell does not constantly style just like the one you envisioned.

half love letter to Paris, half love letter to manhattan, and overall devotion to all issues sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for somebody with a starvation for life.

"Like a delectable Parisian bonbon, this ebook is stuffed with candy surprises."—David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling writer of The candy existence in Paris

"Amy Thomas seduces us within the comparable demeanour that Paris seduced her —one beautiful morsel at a time."—Nichole Robertson, writer of Paris in Color

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My smile back. “Pas grave,” I declared. “Une demi-baguette, s’il vous plaît! ” the lady pulled one of many golden specimens from the basket—the guy sauntering again behind the scenes from the place he magically came—deftly sliced it in , and slipped one part in a paper sack—une demi-baguette, excellent for the only woman. “Avec ceci? ” she requested in that French sing-song method, drawing out the “ce” and particularly the “ci,” peering over her wire-rims. The French have been consistently pushing a bit extra on you.

Bars cross from “It” to “Over It. ” Did i actually count on that i'll be long gone for months and feature every thing stay a similar? i used to be now a stranger in my place of origin. “Guys, i need to go,” I stated, placing my slightly touched Stella at the desk, debate over the main very unlikely dinner reservations putting within the air. all people checked out me incredulously. “What? You’re leaving? Why? Let’s visit Café pick out for dinner! ” Mary stated. in the meantime, Carrie’s face was once lit up from her BlackBerry. She used to be already transferring to plot B.

From my old flame in highschool, I had long past directly right into a four-year dating in school. while university and the affair ended, I moved to San Francisco, and it was once slightly a 12 months prior to I met and began courting Max. And while he and that i eventually parted methods seven years later, it was once just a couple of months ahead of I succumbed to Eric’s charms, alternately having fun with and refusing them, pushing him away and punishing him for in need of an excessive amount of, too quickly. We persevered 3 years of yo-yo courting, with him in need of so badly to make the connection paintings and me short of so badly…to be unmarried.

They’re searching for an English-speaking author in Paris? To paintings on Louis Vuitton? And you’re asking me? ” That elicited 3 nods from Allyson, and without notice my lifestyles used to be altering. the following few months have been a blur of interviews, portfolio reports, negotiations, and bureaucracy. They have been additionally an emotional curler coaster. after all i wished to head stay in Paris and paintings with the most effective model homes on this planet. What Louboutin-loving, Coco-worshipping, macaron addict wouldn’t? yet what approximately my lovable East Village co-op that my dad, an inside dressmaker, and that i had simply complete adorning?

However the actual knockout was once the cornflake, marshmallow, and chocolate chip cookie. It used to be sticky, chewy, and crunchy straight away, candy and chocolaty, the ever-important backside facet rimmed in caramelized good looks. i like rice crisps in my chocolate, yet who may have proposal that cornflakes in my cookies may also reason such rapture? It was once transparent. manhattan provided each available type of chocolate chip cookie, from the wealthy to the ridiculous. yet I had difficulty discovering a necessary contender in Paris. till Eric Kayser.

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