Author: Elizabeth Bard
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Limited edition with an excerpt from Elizabeth Bard's forthcoming PICNIC IN PROVENCE, at a special low price. 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 pavé 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 soufflé) 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.
Author: Suzy Ashford
Voilà: you can live out a day eating and reveling in Paris with each turn of the page in this chic cookbook. Lunch in Paris is an instant and tantalizing transportation to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Plus, it's quite a bit cheaper than a return ticket to France. Each chapter focuses on one of Paris's arrondissements (neighborhoods) and is studded with dreamy location photography. With fifty simple and classic examples of French cuisine, this book proves that you need not go to Le Cordon Bleu culinary school to perfect a Pork and Pistachio Terrine. Or a Caramelized Onion- and Goat-Cheese Tartlet. Or an Olive-and-Anchovy Pissaladière. Or a Comté-and-Asparagus Tart (among many more). With poetic and loving descriptions of each arrondissement featured, Lunch in Paris lets you bring the City of Light to your very own kitchen. Trust us: your family and friends will love you all the more for it. Bon appétit!
Author: Elizabeth Bard
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Has a meal ever changed your life? 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, pains aux chocolats and irregular verbs. From gutting her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen) to discovering the French version of Death by Chocolate, Elizabeth Bard finds that learning to cook and building a new life have a lot in common. Peppered with recipes, this mouth-watering love story is the perfect treat for anyone who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change their life.
Author: Lucille Barilla
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
Category: Study Aids
ABOUT THE BOOK Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes is not only a love letter to France and Elizabeth Bard’s husband Gwendal, but a love letter to good food as well. Bard takes the mundane aspects of solitary ingredients and writes about them so intricately that reading about a rare pave au poivre maes you to feel the steak in your mouth. What starts out as a one-afternoon stand (she and husband Gwendal had their first date in the afternoon) turns into a love affair of epic proportions not only with each other, but with their beloved France as well. The recipes almost always follow a significant event in Bard’s life. Upon meeting her future in-laws for the first time, after a five hour car ride, her nervousness is contagious. But all was well as Gwendal’s parents threw together a magnificent feast of poached cod with wilted leeks and homemade mayonnaise. Life would never be the same for Bard again, nor for Gwendal’s parents. After meeting her mother-in-law, Elizabeth, Nicole promptly signs up for English classes. MEET THE AUTHOR With over 25 years experience as a writer and editor, Lucille Barilla can get a job completed correctly and with flair! Her brain is a cesspool of information that, if not for her writing, would just sit there and go to waste! Thank goodness for instant recall about celebs and who they're dating, otherwise she would never be able to finish a TV guide crossword puzzle! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK “Elizabeth Bard is originally a New Yorker and found her way to London in the early 2000’s. During a trip to attend a conference in Paris, she met her Gwendal and fell in love. Bard subsequently split her time between London and Paris, trying to make a long-distance relationship work, as she had vowed not to give up her independence. The pull of France; its food, people, life and of course her boyfriend was just too strong and Bard relocated to the south of France. (elizabethbard.com) Learning how to live in a place where both the language and customs were foreign to her was a challenge for Bard, who described herself as a lonely only child who only found her peace while strolling through the many museums New York had to offer. Bard later became fluent in the French language and began to learn the recipes that had been handed down to her husband’s family through generations. Buy a copy to keep reading!
Author: Alexander Lobrano
Publisher: Random House
If you’re passionate about eating well, you couldn’t ask for a better travel companion than Alexander Lobrano’s charming, friendly, and authoritative Hungry for Paris, the fully revised and updated guide to this renowned culinary scene. Having written about Paris for almost every major food and travel magazine since moving there in 1986, Lobrano shares his personal selection of the city’s best restaurants, from bistros featuring the hottest young chefs to the secret spots Parisians love. In lively prose that is not only informative but a pleasure to read, Lobrano reveals the ambience, clientele, history, and most delicious dishes of each establishment—alongside helpful maps and beautiful photographs that will surely whet your appetite for Paris. Praise for Hungry for Paris “Hungry for Paris is required reading and features [Alexander Lobrano’s] favorite 109 restaurants reviewed in a fun and witty way. . . . A native of Boston, Lobrano moved to Paris in 1986 and never looked back. He served as the European correspondent for Gourmet from 1999 until it closed in 2009 (also known as the greatest job ever that will never be a job again). . . . He also updates his website frequently with restaurant reviews, all letter graded.”—Food Republic “Written with . . . flair and . . . acerbity is the new, second edition of Alexander Lobrano’s Hungry for Paris, which includes rigorous reviews of what the author considers to be the city’s 109 best restaurants [and] a helpful list of famous Parisian restaurants to be avoided.”—The Wall Street Journal “A wonderful guide to eating in Paris.”—Alice Waters “Nobody else has such an intimate knowledge of what is going on in the Paris food world right this minute. Happily, Alexander Lobrano has written it all down in this wonderful book.”—Ruth Reichl “Delightful . . . the sort of guide you read before you go to Paris—to get in the mood and pick up a few tips, a little style.”—Los Angeles Times “No one is ‘on the ground’ in Paris more than Alec Lobrano. . . . This book will certainly make you hungry for Paris. But even if you aren’t in Paris, his tales of French dining will seduce you into feeling like you are here, sitting in your favorite bistro or sharing a carafe of wine with a witty friend at a neighborhood hotspot.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris “Hungry for Paris is like a cozy bistro on a chilly day: It makes you feel welcome.”—The Washington Post “This book will make readers more than merely hungry for the culinary riches of Paris; it will make them ravenous for a dining companion with Monsieur Lobrano’s particular warmth, wry charm, and refreshingly pure joie de vivre.”—Julia Glass “[Lobrano is] a wonderful man and writer who might know more about Paris restaurants than any other person I’ve ever met.”—Elissa Altman, author of Poor Man’s Feast
Author: Ann Mah
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths. Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.
Author: Sommerville Story
Category: Cooking, French
Author: Phil G. Giriodi
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Phil Giriodi was just a boy, he knew exactly what he wanted to do—he wanted to get out of his small town and become a photojournalist, traveling the world and experiencing everything he could. And he did just that. Come along on the fascinating journey as Phil has Breakfast in Paris, Lunch in Rome, Dinner in London, and all on the same day! You'll travel to explore volcanoes, fly above mountains, swim with whales, witness drug busts, and even spend time with some major celebrities, presidents, and the pope. But it's not all fun and exciting. There are also moments of tragedy, frightening brushes with natural disasters, and eye-opening walks with the less fortunate. In each vignette, you'll see the world through the eyes of a multiple award-winning photojournalist who lived a dream, and you'll feel the itch to begin exploring the world too.
Author: Sandra Gustafson
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Category: Paris (France)
Revised and updated, this underground classic offers knowledgeable advice on where to find inexpensive yet good quality meals in Paris. Featuring a map of Paris, Cheap Eats In Paris enables the reader to enjoy culinary delights from every region in France without going over budget. Map, glossary, and index.
Author: Elizabeth Bard
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 worlds 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 dont 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.