David Lebovitz Newsletter $5 / month

The David Lebovitz Newsletter provides a comprehensive exploration of food, travel, and cultural experiences with a strong focus on Paris and other global destinations. It includes detailed restaurant reviews, recipe sharing, personal anecdotes, and insights into local customs and culinary traditions.

Food and Recipes Travel and Destinations Cultural Insights Personal Stories Culinary Traditions

The hottest Substack posts of David Lebovitz Newsletter

And their main takeaways
6092 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. The author shares memories and experiences from working in various restaurants.
  2. The author reflects on the lack of glamor in restaurant work despite popular media portrayal.
  3. The post provides a glimpse into the author's personal history and the challenges faced in the restaurant industry.
8019 implied HN points 25 Oct 23
  1. M. P. Samie in Paris offers budget-friendly bistro dishes and café cups.
  2. Exploring lesser-known areas in Paris can lead to hidden gems like M. P. Samie.
  3. M. P. Samie is a great place to find affordable and various sizes of baking dishes and teapots.
Get a weekly roundup of the best Substack posts, by hacker news affinity:
7075 implied HN points 16 Sep 23
  1. In France, 'la rentrée' is a big cultural event marking the return from summer vacations
  2. The importance of summer vacations in France leads people to plan ahead for the next year's vacation early
  3. Visiting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and sampling the local cuisine, offers a unique cultural and culinary experience
4284 implied HN points 01 Nov 23
  1. The newsletter discusses the tension in Jerusalem and the importance of listening to different perspectives.
  2. Bakers and aid workers play crucial roles in providing food to those in need.
  3. The author shares personal insights on gardening, making hot sauce, and preparing for the winter season.
4933 implied HN points 25 Sep 23
  1. Brittany is a beautiful region known for its rocky coasts, dramatic weather, and delicious food like moules-frites and local hard apple cider.
  2. In Languedoc, you can enjoy a relaxing vacation with fresh seafood, warm beaches, and charming markets like the one in Olonzac.
  3. Exploring vide-greniers in the French countryside can lead to great finds, while enjoying delicious food at local restaurants can be a highlight of the trip.
4363 implied HN points 01 Oct 23
  1. The author missed writing the September newsletter but enjoyed taking a break in Sicily.
  2. In France, 'Non' doesn't mean being rude; it's about valuing personal time like vacation and work-life balance.
  3. When dining in France, tipping is not mandatory as service is included in the price, but leaving a little extra for good service is appreciated.
7822 implied HN points 14 Mar 23
  1. San Sebastián in Spain is a great destination for walking, food, and sunny weather.
  2. Hotels like Hotel Londres offer nice views, friendly staff, and good breakfast options in the city.
  3. In San Sebastián, enjoy the relaxed food culture, try local wines like Txacoli, and visit popular pintxos bars like Bar Nestor and Bar Martinez.
3007 implied HN points 20 Sep 23
  1. Brittany is a popular destination for its cool weather, coastline, beaches, and delicious food like seafood, crêpes, and pastries.
  2. Brittany is known for its sparkling apple cider, love of salted butter, and local specialty honeys.
  3. Reserve in advance when dining in Brittany, explore local beverages like cider and wines, and try the delicious salted butter available at markets.
3950 implied HN points 09 Feb 23
  1. The post is about the final chapter of La Mezzanine.
  2. The author invites readers to keep reading with a 7-day free trial.
  3. The post discusses feeling like they're just getting started even though they're almost finished.
3714 implied HN points 01 Apr 23
  1. Visiting San Francisco bakeries like Arsicault can be a rewarding experience for pastry lovers.
  2. Prioritizing family time during travel can lead to meaningful and enjoyable experiences.
  3. When traveling to places with potential strikes, it's essential to be flexible and plan accordingly to navigate transportation disruptions.
3498 implied HN points 07 Feb 23
  1. The writer shared a recipe for Baked Stuffed Shells inspired by childhood memories.
  2. French schools may not have the same lunch activities as American schools.
  3. The author discussed navigating ingredient differences in Paris, like finding the right kind of mozzarella for the recipe.
3262 implied HN points 21 Feb 23
  1. The post is about Meza-Mezzanine.
  2. David Lebovitz is the author.
  3. There's an option for a 7-day free trial to access full post archives.
3184 implied HN points 21 Mar 23
  1. Whipped Labneh is a versatile spread that can be easily made at home with just a few ingredients like labneh, feta, herbs, and olive oil.
  2. The recipe offers flexibility to customize with different herbs, grilled vegetables, and toppings like radishes and black olives.
  3. You can store the whipped Labneh in the refrigerator and enjoy it as a snack, serve it with main dishes, or use it as a side for various meals.
3164 implied HN points 01 Mar 23
  1. Living between two cultures can pose unique challenges, like mistaking products due to cultural differences.
  2. Living between cultures requires a shift in thinking and behavior, like adapting to different norms at airports.
  3. Embracing different cultures can lead to new experiences, like discovering new food options in Paris.