fresh ginger lemonade


courtesy of David Lebovitz

Another heatwave today. As I sit typing this post, my Rowenta fan is oscillating to the right of me and my Rowenta air purifier is humming to my left. The windows are closed. During a heatwave the French keep their windows shut. Which makes sense I guess, otherwise all that hot air would drift in.

Earlier, I purchased a bottle of (industrial-made) lemonade. It was refreshing, but there’s a lot of sugar and additives in it. And that got me to thinking: why not make my own? So I fired up the internet and stumbled across a great recipe for fresh ginger lemonade on the famous DL website (all of DL’s recipes are great). Tomorrow I’m going to buy the lemons and the fresh ginger and make me a batch.

For those who don’t know – What?? You’ve never heard of DL?? – David Lebovitz is an American in Paris. Oh yeah, he’s also a cookbook author, former pastry chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., website owner, and a very funny man. Here’s an excerpt taken from The Boston Globe –

Q. What’s a day like in the life of David Lebovitz?

A. I get up and stand at the edge of the roof and decide whether to jump. When I’ve decided not to, I come back in, have coffee and toast, watch the news for about five minutes because I can’t stand it, then check e-mail. If it’s market day, I’ll spend a couple of hours there. Then I’ll work, write recipes. People ask, “What do you do all day?” Well, yesterday I bought a sponge. Things take so much time here.

So, here’s his website (filled with restaurant recommendations in Paris, lots of other recommendations, funny anecdotes and great recipes.) Enjoy.

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