Le Divorce meets Trail of Crumbs in this memoir about falling in love--over food-- in Paris.
In 2002, Elizabeth Bard, a 20-something New Yorker on the fast track, had lunch in Paris with a handsome Frenchman--and never looked back. She soon discovers that learning to cook and building a life abroad have a lot in common: How do you put the recipe (or the 5-year plan) aside and learn to experiment? Can you develop a taste for the new without leaving yourself behind? Bard must revise her standard recipes for love, pleasure, and success as she encounters bustling markets, bad tempered butchers, and heavenly chocolate shops through the eyes of an American turned Parisienne.
Part love-story, part wine-splattered family cookbook, Lunch in Paris is a delight for the home cook, the world traveler, and any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.