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David Lebovitz Talks Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


David Lebovitz is a pastry chef, cookbook author, and recipe developer based in France. He’s known for his popular newsletter, which gives subscribers a window into his life in Paris, including restaurant recommendations, recipes, and personal stories. On today’s episode, David joins host Jessie Sheehan to discuss his time at Chez Panisse, his move to Paris, and what delights him about the city all these years later.


Next, they talk through David’s recipe for chocolate cheesecake brownies. Find out why David prefers day-old brownies to fresh ones, how he shops for baking ingredients in Paris, what he learned from Lindsey Shere and Laurie Colwin, and what the deal is with Lipton soup mix and French tinfoil.

Click here for David’s recipe so you can bake along.


Photo by Joann Pai

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