Lunch in Paris
A Love Story, with Recipes
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Digital Audiobook (7/29/2012)
MP3 CD (7/30/2012)
Compact Disc (7/30/2012)
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“Could one lunch in Paris change the course of your life? Find out as you read what happened to Elizabeth Bard after her lunch in Paris. You won't be able to put this book down unless you're headed to the kitchen to cook one of her wonderful recipes.”
— Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
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In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again.Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pav au poivre, the steak's pink juices puddling into the buttery pepper sauce? Lunch in Paris is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Packing her bags for a new life in the world's most romantic city, Elizabeth is plunged into a world of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and size 2 femmes fatales. She learns to gut her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen), soothes pangs of homesickness (with the rise of a chocolate souffl ), and develops a crush on her local butcher (who bears a striking resemblance to Matt Dillon). Elizabeth finds that the deeper she immerses herself in the world of French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate. French culture, she discovers, is not unlike a well-ripened cheese: there may be a crusty exterior, until you cut through to the melting, piquant heart.Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer ratatouille, swordfish tartare, and molten chocolate cakes, Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success, and discovering what it truly means to be at home. In the delicious tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, this book is the perfect treat for anyone who has dreamed that lunch in Paris could change their life.
Praise For Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes…
"She pleasantly details her joys and obstacles . . . provides poignant revelations about cultural differences. . . . A cozy, touching story." ---Kirkus
Tantor Audio, 9781452608686
Publication Date: July 30, 2012
About the Author
Elizabeth Bard is a journalist and author of the acclaimed "Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes."
Ann Marie Lee has worked extensively as an actress in the theater, as well as in guest and recurring roles in television and film. She has recorded numerous audiobooks and has received several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.