Book Reviews / Food for Thought

Book Review: Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

A memoir of a love affair with France (and a man there) that INCLUDES recipes?!  This book was quite literally made for me.  Elizabeth Bard describes how she fell in love with Gwendal and his bohême lifestyle, all while discovering the beautiful outdoor markets and quaint bistros of Paris.

As Bard acclimates to her new home country, it is the food she tastes that eases her transition to a new culture.  Those recipes that recall the vivid images of a lustful first date or a frigid Parisian winter are all included at the end of each chapter.  Reading this memoir, I was reminded of my own time in France and how I found comfort and confidence in food.

4 out of 5 stars.

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