Lunch in Paris

Lunch in Paris

Book - 2014
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'The chocolate centre flows like dark lava onto the whiteness of the plate. The last ounce of stress drains from my body....I have discovered the French version of Death by Chocolate.' Part love story, part wine-splattered cookbook, LUNCH IN PARIS is a deliciously tart, forthright and funny story of falling in love with a Frenchman and moving to the world's most romantic city - not the Hollywood version, but the real Paris, a heady mix of blood sausage and irregular verbs. From gutting her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen) and battling bad-tempered butchers to discovering heavenly chocolate shops, Elizabeth Bard finds that learning to cook and building a new life as a stranger in an even stranger land have a lot in common. Along the way she learns the true meaning of home - and the real reason French women don't get fat ... Peppered with recipes to die for, this mouth-watering love story is the perfect treat for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life
Publisher: Pymble, Sydney : Harper Collins, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780732288792
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 20 cm.

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A sweet love story about an American woman who moves to Paris for love. For all who love Paris & love cooking. A charming story with great recipes.


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Margush
Oct 20, 2016

This topic - an American girl going to France and meeting a handsome Frenchman - has been somewhat overused. This story is not original.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

When Elizabeth, an American working in London, meets Gwendal, a Frenchman in England for a conference, they instantly connect. Before long, they are having lunch together in Paris, falling in love, and getting married. Using food as a frame, Elizabeth documents their courtship, describing mouth-watering dishes (such as molten chocolate cake and summer ratatouille) as well as shopping in a foreign language (her Parisian butcher looks like Matt Dillon) and choosing a wedding cake (one that's not gaudy). If you'd like a charming tale of an ex-pat in love with food, France, and her Frenchman, try Lunch in Paris. Recipes are included -- bon appétit!

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

When Elizabeth, an American working in London, meets Gwendal, a Frenchman in England for a conference, they instantly connect. Before long, they are having lunch together in Paris, falling in love, and getting married. Using food as a frame, Elizabeth documents their courtship, describing mouth-watering dishes (such as molten chocolate cake and summer ratatouille) as well as shopping in a foreign language (her Parisian butcher looks like Matt Dillon) and choosing a wedding cake (one that's not gaudy). If you'd like a charming tale of an ex-pat in love with food, France, and her Frenchman, try Lunch in Paris. Recipes are included -- bon appétit!

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

When Elizabeth, an American working in London, meets Gwendal, a Frenchman in England for a conference, they instantly connect. Before long, they are having lunch together in Paris, falling in love, and getting married. Using food as a frame, Elizabeth documents their courtship, describing mouth-watering dishes (such as molten chocolate cake and summer ratatouille) as well as shopping in a foreign language (her Parisian butcher looks like Matt Dillon) and choosing a wedding cake (one that's not gaudy). If you'd like a charming tale of an ex-pat in love with food, France, and her Frenchman, try Lunch in Paris. Recipes are included -- bon appétit!

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

When Elizabeth, an American working in London, meets Gwendal, a Frenchman in England for a conference, they instantly connect. Before long, they are having lunch together in Paris, falling in love, and getting married. Using food as a frame, Elizabeth documents their courtship, describing mouth-watering dishes (such as molten chocolate cake and summer ratatouille) as well as shopping in a foreign language (her Parisian butcher looks like Matt Dillon) and choosing a wedding cake (one that's not gaudy). If you'd like a charming tale of an ex-pat in love with food, France, and her Frenchman, try Lunch in Paris. Recipes are included -- bon appétit!

JCLStefanieE Sep 26, 2015

An uplifting memoir about coming-of-age love and learning to live in a new culture. I enjoyed Bard's nuances into French life, her ability to look outside herself and see the larger picture and, most importantly, laugh about it all. Includes some delicious recipes to cook in a small kitchen.

ser_library Nov 01, 2013

the recipes lost the amounts of the ingredients on my tablet, but they look wonderful and i may guess and try them

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Vleung58
Dec 26, 2012

An absolute treat to read!

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adoranti
Mar 19, 2012

Good but not as good as Peter Mayle.

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renekha
Jan 03, 2012

A delightful and delicious read. Charming for anyone who has been to Paris, would like to go to Paris, and is interested in Paris.

An accurate depiction of French food & culture. Bonne lecture!

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