Lunch in Paris

Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, With Recipes

Book - 2010
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Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316042796
Characteristics: vii, 324 p


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Dec 31, 2017

This is a great book and Bard is a great writer! Imagine Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) was a Jane Austen scholar and didn't spend every night partying until she was sick. Seriously- all the sophistication of a New York girl, but Bard has much more depth. I feel like I know her and her family and inlaws, and loveable tap-dancing Gwendal, of course! I loved "shopping" with Bard at the different markets, and the butcher who looks like Matt Dillon. And just reading the descriptions of the food and the recipes will make you feel full!!! SO GOOD! Recommend to everyone that loves Paris, Romance, and Food!

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!

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

Dec 26, 2012

An absolute treat to read!

Mar 19, 2012

Good but not as good as Peter Mayle.

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!

ehbooklover Aug 15, 2011

A wonderful memoir of falling in love with a handsome Frenchman, a country, its culture, and its food. Also explores the many differences between the American and the French way of life. The only negatives? Reading it made me very hungry and now I want to plan a trip to Paris!

debwalker Jul 29, 2011

My fantasy!

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Nov 24, 2011

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