Chef and author known for his documentation of his life as an ex-pat in Paris. He's written eight books -- six cookbooks and two accounts of his life in Paris.
He started working in restaurants at the age of 16 and had a career as a chef and baker until 1999 when when he moved to Paris and started creating recipe books and writing about his life as an ex-patriot.
His eponymous blog covers his life in Paris in greater detail including his adventures remodeling his apartment.
He's lived in California and Paris.
He worked for 13 years at Chez Panisse owned by Alice Waters.