Lunch in Paris : a love story, with recipes /

by Bard, Elizabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: vii, 324 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316042796 :; 031604279X.Title notes: BRA $23.99 3/24/2010 (hm)$23.99 5/4/2010Subject(s): Bard, Elizabeth | Bard, Elizabeth -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris | Bard, Elizabeth -- Marriage | Paris (France) -- Biography | Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography | Intercountry marriage -- France -- Paris | Cookery, French | Food habits -- France -- Paris | Paris (France) -- Description and travel | Paris (France) -- Social life and customsSubject: "Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success, and discovering what it truly means to be at home" -- Cover.
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In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman -- and never went home again.<br> <br> Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pavé au poivre, the steak's pink juices puddling into the buttery pepper sauce? Lunch in Paris is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs -- one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Packing her bags for a new life in the world's most romantic city, Elizabeth is plunged into a world of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and size 2 femmes fatales. She learns to gut her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen), soothe pangs of homesickness (with the rise of a chocolate soufflé), and develops a crush on her local butcher (who bears a striking resemblance to Matt Dillon). Elizabeth finds that the deeper she immerses herself in the world of French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate. French culture, she discovers, is not unlike a well-ripened cheese -- there may be a crusty exterior, until you cut through to the melting, piquant heart.<br> <br> Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer ratatouille, swordfish tartare and molten chocolate cakes, Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success and discovering what it truly means to be at home. In the delicious tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun , this book is the perfect treat for anyone who has dreamed that lunch in Paris could change their life.

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Includes index.

"Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success, and discovering what it truly means to be at home" -- Cover.

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The dream of falling in love with a Frenchman and diving into the expat life in Paris is always surrounded by stories of food and intercultural fumbles. Bard, an American journalist, takes us along on her romantic adventure, delighting us with humor, poignant insights, and the occasional personal struggle. She learns her way around French food and culture and shares recipes and etiquette tips, though not to the extent that Polly Platt does in her own intercultural instruction manual, French or Foe?: Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France. Go with Bard as she explores the open-air markets, bonds with her butcher, and introduces American comfort food to her French family. Verdict Filled with vignettes of faux pas, lessons learned, and delicious desserts, this memoir is a great, light read that lovers of food and romance will tear through. It will make you want to cook up something to savor while you cuddle up with the book.-Sheila Kasperek, Millersville Univ. of Pennsylvania (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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