Lunch in Paris - A Love Story with Recipes

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El­iz­a­beth Bard Back Bay Books RRP $25.00

El­iz­a­beth Bard is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist based in Paris. El­iz­a­beth sat down to lunch with a hand­some French­man and never went home again. Was it love at first sight for this hand­some man or for the de­lec­ta­ble food?

Lunch in Paris is a memoir about a young woman caught up in a love af­fair with a gor­geous French­man and French cui­sine. El­iz­a­beth is in the mid­dle of a world full of open-air fresh food mar­kets, hip­sters,tra­di­tional bistros and im­mac­u­lately dressed and man­i­cured femme fa­tales. She learns to cope with be­ing home­sick by cook­ing up a storm from fluffy cho­co­late souf­flés and pep­per steak to gut­ting her first fish. El­iz­a­beth finds that the deeper she im­merses her­self in French cook­ing the more Paris and France opens it­self to her. She learns that the French may have a tough crusty ex­te­rior, but once you break through that ex­te­rior you find a soft mel­low heart.

Lunch in Paris is light-hearted and fun with a few darker el­e­ments, such as Bard’s rev­e­la­tions about her fa­ther’s ill­ness.

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