Part love-story, part wine-splattered family cookbook and part hilarious fish out of water story, Elizabeth Bard's memoir of falling in love with a Frenchman and moving to Paris - not the Hollywood version, but the real Paris, a heady mix of blood sausage and irregular verbs - is a delicious culinary comedy of errors. Battling fish guts and bureaucracy, Bard discovers that learning to cook and building a life as a stranger in an even stranger land have a lot in common: How do you put the recipe (or 5-year plan) aside and learn to experiment? Can you develop a taste for the new without leaving yourself behind? Will ‘Just do it’ taste better with a dash of joie de vivre?
As this fish out of water is forced to revise her standard recipes for love, pleasure and success, Bard introduces us to bustling markets, bad -tempered butchers and heavenly chocolate shops as she learns to live, eat - and cook - like a true Parisienne.
Including recipes, entertaining tips, and the real reason why French women don’t get fat, Bard’s story is a funny, frank and mouth-watering adventure for the home cook, the gourmet traveller and any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.
If you were a fan of ALMOST FRENCH, this is a book you won’t be able to resist. After all, LUNCH IN PARIS has all the best ingredients - love, laughter, Paris and fabulous recipes.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Bard is a journalist and art historian based in Paris. Her writing on art, travel, design and digital culture has appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Wired, Time Out and Fodor's. She also writes a popular blog about life in Paris for The Huffington Post.