l'appart is a charming and witty account of a Paris renovation by a chef, blogger, and lover of most things French, with the possible exceptions of real estate agents and contractors. Loving most things French, as he did, he decided to pull up stakes in the U.S. And move to the city of lights. After renting an apartment for years, he finally decided it was time to strike out on his own. Of course, this was all easier said than done. After spending nearly a year in the search for the right abode, he finally found a place he wanted to call home. But then came the challenge of renovation. What he had expected to take two months or so, turned into a marathon ordeal. And, “ordeal” is the key word here. Personally, I cannot imagine how anyone could cope with such a cauchemar but, Mr. Lebovitz managed to come out the other end in one piece.
Just in case perils of renovation get you down while reading this account, don't fret because the author has provided numerous tasty recipes that will cheer you up no end. My personal favorite was the Lemon Yogurt Cake. And if after reading this book you still feel inclined to dive into your own French renovation, I'd like to wish you Bon Courage; you will most likely need it.
Thanks to Crown Publishing for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.