Part love-story, part wine-splattered family cookbook, a delicious memoir for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.
‘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 mouth-watering recipes, this memoir is the perfect treat for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.
About the Author
Elizabeth Bard is a journalist and art historian based in France. Her writing about art, travel and digital culture has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Time Out and The Huffington Post, and she writes a popular blog, ‘Lunch in Paris; Discovering Paris one meal at a time’. She also makes a mean chocolate soufflé. Her next book, Picnic in Provence, will be published soon.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28