Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas
To kick off summer leisure reading, I began with the book I had given to my friend, Kathy, for Valentine's Day. After reading it herself, she thought I would enjoy borrowing it - especially since daughter Meredith was talking about spending the summer in Paris. Thomas was given the opportunity to leave her job in New York to spend a year in Paris as an advertising writer for Louis Vuitton. The book compares bakeries and their specialties in New York and Paris and has quite an extensive list of bakeries and addresses for both locations in the back of the book. I enjoyed reading the luscious and decadent descriptions of macaroons, cupcakes, madeleines and chocolates. For a single woman living out her dream, Thomas seemed to be a bit of a whiner, but the vicarious culinary romp was enough diversion from Ohio on a summer's day to please my sweet tooth.