David Lebovitz spent nearly thirteen years in the kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, one of the original farm-to-table restaurants in America. He was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Food+Wine, Saveur, and Travel and Leisure.
In 1999 David left the restaurant business to start writing cookbooks and launched a website (later known as a blog) which has become one of the most widely read food blogs in the world. He is the author of seven cookbooks, including My Paris Kitchen, with stories and recipes about life and cooking in Paris. Other books include The Great Book of Chocolate, The Perfect Scoop, Ready for Dessert, and the New York Times bestseller, The Sweet Life in Paris. Several books have been finalists for James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals book awards. He is currently working on another book about Paris, due for release in the Spring of 2017.