Lunch in Paris is a delicious love story with recipes. Hot off the press this year Elizabeth Bard writes of her move from the States to Paris, of the man she fell in love with and the changes her life took. She writes of the food that shaped and changed her life. Her tale is moving, funny, romantic and filled with delicious meals. If you've ever thought of going to France, of making the move to this country of pastry, wine and cheese, then please read this first. It is a country filled with lovers of food. Food and the sharing of it round the table is quintisentially French. Passion surrounds each meal. Elizabeth writes of this in her book and I for one was ready to head on over and fall head first into the French cooking pot. She is honest in her telling of the hardships of fitting into this new world and with humour and patience she forged forward and finally as she left behind the vestiges of her American life she found herself melding into the new world. It is a great read, probably more for women than men, but you guys could just pick your way through the recipes, that would make the girl in your life happy. Terrific read.
I am a little picky about memoirs set in Paris - being a French Quebecer - basically, Quebec French and Paris French are world's apart, but yet, we are constantly being compared anyway! which makes me NOT really want to read about all things French. However, this book had such a cute and fun premise that I thought "what the heck". First of all I have to say that I thought this book dragged A LOT! From the first pages where our author explains to us how she met her husband … more