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Lunch in Paris
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes | Elizabeth Bard
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), soothe 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.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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One review says it‘s more than a love story, it‘s about the author learning and building a new life in Paris, after she fell in love with a Frenchman and the French cuisine. This light memoir comes with recipes, so it sounds really good, if you love food and 🇫🇷. The author‘s 2nd book, Picnic In Provence, follows her, her husband, and baby-on-the-way, to Provence where they ventured into artisanal ice cream business.
#MOvember #livingforlove

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This will be the perfect book for my francophile teenage daughter!! ❤️ 🇫🇷 She‘s traveling to Paris next summer. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, exciting! Hope she‘ll have a great summer there! 🇫🇷 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 2mo
Cinfhen This sounds like fun and great for #ArmChairTravel #Booked2020 2mo
lynneamch Enjoyed this one. Also just watched and liked this movie adaptation of another Provence-themed book 2mo
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jesseastin
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I am so NOT having lunch in Paris at this moment, but instead waiting for jury duty. I couldn‘t bring my knitting, so maybe I‘ll have some reading time.

Emilymdxn Jury service is... an experience. Sorry you‘re stuck doing it, I had to do it when I was 19 and I wasn‘t a fan 3mo
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Young4evr
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Pickpick

Interesting journey of starting life in France.

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Acoleman
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Panpan

I only picked this up because I was going on a trip to Paris. I didn‘t care for it.

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Librarybelle
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Another Book Outlet purchase and I‘ve yet to read...it sounds good. Falling in love in Paris, with recipes included. #HungryHeart #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen Does sound good✅✅✅ 10mo
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Pickpick

Enjoyable, light memoir that considers what it means to adapt to a new culture. Elizabeth Bard falls in love with a Frenchman and moves with him to France; her encounters with food and cooking are effective symbols for her experiences with the culture as a whole. While I don't cook--so I must admit I skimmed the recipes!--Bard's relationship with her husband and her self-realization are interesting and thought-provoking.⠀

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Craftylikefox
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The day before Thanksgiving and all the lenders are off. I have finished everything I can do. So it will probably be an extended #bookandlunch time!

CoffeeNBooks I just ordered a copy of Victoria Vanishes- I'm looking forward to reading it! 1y
Craftylikefox @CoffeeNBooks yay!!! I look forward to seeing what you think. I hope you enjoy! 1y
Aims42 Awesome!! I work at a title company and wish they‘d let us leave early today 1y
Craftylikefox @aims42 I feel you! I think it‘s just me and 4 other people in the building working today :/ All the supervisors are off today! 1y
crazyspine cute water bottle 1y
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Sharpeipup
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This move has really cut into my reading time & with a book this good, that‘s bad.

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EvieBee
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Thought I‘d share this Kindle deal. I‘ve been meaning to read it for a long time, but the author just released a cookbook that was mentioned on the Tea and Tattle podcast, so decided I needed to get to the three books in her memoir series.

#kindledeal #teaandtattle

BellaBookNook Be sure to share some pics of yummy recipes you make!! 2y
Godmotherx5 Thanks for the post. The podcast sounds lovely. 2y
EvieBee @BellaBookNook You‘ve got it! I want to get to this for summer. 2y
EvieBee @Godmotherx5 It really is! Such a delight. So upbeat and lighthearted. 2y
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SauerPatch
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Our night out together for my birthday, which I've been so looking forward to, didn't go well as I'd hoped, so my sweet husband dropped me off at home for some solitary reading time in an attempt to recover it, while he picks up our son from the sitter across town. A keeper, that one.❤️

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SauerPatch
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Doing the #FallIntoBooks challenge today, just because it looks fun 🤗 A mix of have-reads and TBR with #cursive covers! 🖋📗

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Kimmie
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A different kind of hungry

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Dragon
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Finished this one a couple weeks ago . This memoir made a good lunchtime read. An American woman moves to Paris to be with the man she loves. Adjusting to a new country and new husband makes a pleasant story. Yummy recipes end each chapter. This book suited my purpose but it is not full of angst or excitement and may not be to everyone's taste

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Jenken1998
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Yes!! 😂👆🏼

CocoReads I'd say bacon but the sentiment is the same! Lol 🥓 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻😎 3y
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Jenken1998
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I can relate to those last two lines. 😂 #freespirit #plannernerd

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Dragon
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#thebacksofwomen #marchintoreading out for lunch at our favourite family restaurant

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MeggTheMighty
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When the Author's Note let's you know there will be plenty of sarcasm and humor..

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Dragon
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#judgedbyitscover #recentnon-fictionread #reallifereading. I couldn't resist buying this book when I saw this lovely cover. I've just started it and I'm already enchanted. There's a romance with Paris as the backdrop and recipes that look "attemptable"and tasty ?

DebinHawaii This was a great foodie book! 📚💜 3y
Paula3 I love books with recipes 3y
Dragon Thanks @DebinHawaii me too especially if they're set in Europe 🐉 3y
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Dragon Thanks @Paula3 I just started and I've already read a tabouleh recipe with grapefruit juice that even I could probably make. Oh the individual molten chocolate cakes sound scrumptious. 3y
DebinHawaii @Dragon We read it several years ago for my online foodie bookclub and I made the Cauliflower & Tahini Soup from it. It was really good. 👍 3y
raelaschoenherr I loved this book! 3y
Dragon Thanks @DebinHawaii sounds yummy, can't wait to get to that recipe. Your soups always look tasty 😋 it's still cold here so soup hits the spot . 3y
Dragon Thanks @raelaschoenherr I've just started it but so far I'm loving it. I woke up early this am to catch up on Litsy and read more Lunch in Paris 3y
raelaschoenherr I think you'll enjoy it! I never made any of these recipes but your post is reminding me I should :) I was on a cooking memoir kick a few years back and also liked 3y
Dragon Thanks @raelaschoenherr I added your suggestion to my tbr👍 3y
raelaschoenherr @Dragon Hope you enjoy! 3y
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Dragon
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#book+mealilove #17booklove catching up on my postings so I was forced to buy this book and eat a waffle. A marvellous whole wheat Belgian waffle slathered with whipped cream, chocolate and strawberries 🍓 and served with CREAM CHEESE syrup! What I won't do for Litsy 😊

Alfoster OMG! I'm drooling right now❤! 3y
Reviewsbylola That looks amazing. 😍 3y
Dragon It was soooo good! @Alfoster I can't remember when the last time I had such a good waffle 😀 3y
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Dragon Thanks @Reviewsbylola it sure was!👍 3y
DebinHawaii That looks delicious!! 😋👍 3y
raelaschoenherr I love this one! 3y
Dragon Thanks @DebinHawaii @raelaschoenherr it was mighty tasty 😋 3y
readinginthedark 😂It's a rough life! 3y
Dragon Yes @readinginthedark it sure is 👍😀 3y
howjessreads 👏🏽👏🏻👏🏿 Bravo! Such sacrifice! 3y
Dragon Thanks @jess.how someone had to eat that waffle, you can't just let it sit there after taking a photo. 😂 3y
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geekerydo
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Pickpick

This was real sweet, a love story told by someone who took a huge leap, making the decision to up and move her life to where her heart resides: France. It starts from the moment she meets her beloved, through all the culture shocks and adjustments and compromises it took to start anew.

Though I enjoyed this book overall, I couldn't help but compare it to her later memoir PICNIC IN PROVENCE, which is delightful and has better recipes IMO.

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geekerydo
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I love the way Elizabeth Bard talks about food 😍

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JacqMac
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Pickpick

This was a great, relaxing read. The recipes look good, too. Now that I'm finished, I have decided that I could never live in France. But it would be a great place to visit. Especially for lunch.

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JacqMac
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Finishing up this gem today. The picture is a little dark, because I'm still in my bed. Boxing Day is my favorite of all the holidays. The work is all done and I can just relax and read all day. My hubby comes in to refresh the tea. He's the best.

MaleficentBookDragon I love the tea pot. 3y
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JacqMac
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The problem with December is all the peopling that's required. I'm tired of peopling. I just want to sit here and read for awhile. Alone. Sigh.

Joybishoptx Tell me about it. 3y
saresmoore This is my problem year-round. 3y
Leelee08 I'm with you on that.😬 3y
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TrishB Love the description......can't wait to lock the door on Christmas Eve and have a couple of days with just my little family, who all know I need my me/read time..... 3y
britt_brooke I love your term "peopling." 3y
MicheleinPhilly AMEN!!! 3y
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JacqMac
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Ahhh... Sunday. I need a way to get the tea to my room without having to get out of my warm bed.

[DELETED] 3517561138 You know I had the same thought today. A house elf would be so lovely! ;) 3y
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JacqMac
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I baked 80 cookies today, for various potlucks. Now it's time to curl up with a good book. And some cookies and tea.

Well-ReadNeck Those cookies are gorgeous!!! 3y
saresmoore Exemplary—all of it! 3y
AmandaL That looks wonderful! 3y
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Jaimelire Perfect! Tea, cookies and a book...doesn't get much better. 3y
courtney Perfect! Looks so cozy 3y
slhbooks Picture perfect cookies😋 3y
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JacqMac
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This is how I cook! I am really, really loving this book. We are having a nasty cold snap. The windchill is below -30 everyday. But this book is warming my soul.

Jenshootsweddings That's how I cook, too! 3y
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JacqMac
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Picked up a new one. This is much better for for my current mood. It's relaxing to travel to Paris for awhile. And there are recipes! #currentreads

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Lidia
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This is a lovely little story about an American in Paris who fell in love with the French and their cuisine. The book comes with all these recipes that sound so yummy. #septemberphotochallenge #somethingforsept books that #mademehungry

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raelaschoenherr
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Had to show the adorable full jacket I just noticed for the 1st time! (Also, notice the price tag. RIP Borders 😢) Not only was this #booksthatmademehungry it also made me want to pick up and move to Paris! This is a double romance--about a woman falling in love with a man and the City of Lights. I wanted to explore all the best food markets and discover all the best little food shops with her! #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

RealLifeReading Sounds delightful! 3y
DebinHawaii This was a great one! 🍴❤️📚 3y
MrBook Very good review! 3y
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RachelWeber
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Books with recipes just get me.

Twocougs Love that book! 3y
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Ayma1326
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Pickpick

Loving it so far, can't wait to try moelllleux au chocolate!

MrBook Lovely picture! 4y
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Bookworm5711
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A fun read, that shows how food effects people's interactions in Paris!