Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, With Recipes

by Elizabeth Bard

Lunch in Paris

Paperback, 352 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $13.99 | purchase

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A Love Story, With Recipes
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Documents how the author fell in love and discovered the excellence of French cuisine during a life-changing lunch in Paris, recounting her decision to leave her fast-paced New York life to build a life abroad.

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2011

They Came, They Saw, They Cooked: 5 Food Memoirs

Spending your honeymoon in Baghdad is unusual. But falling in love with a Frenchman in Paris? Not so much. By all standards, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes should be an enormous cliche. As an American visiting Paris, writer Elizabeth Bard was swept off her feet by a Frenchman during — guess what — lunch at a French restaurant. Sacre bleu! She married the man, moved to Paris and raided the markets.

Yet Bard's narrative is breezy and likable. Her

Susan Jane Gilman

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