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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Review: Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

When I was in Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks ago, I happened to see the book, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes, which combines two of my favorite things: living abroad and food.


Elizabeth Bard's memoir is about learning to cook the Parisian way, her and her husband's love story, and her struggle to find an identity in a new country. She tells the story of how she moved to Paris to live with her boyfriend and how she worked to find a place for herself in a new city and way of life. At the end of every chapter, she includes the recipes for the food she talks about making.

I truly enjoyed reading this book and I thought it was the perfect summer read. Elizabeth Bard's style is easy to read, but well-crafted and as someone who would love to live in Paris, I enjoyed reading about her time there. After having just returned from spending five months living in a different country, I identified with her struggle to adapt to a new culture and the strange way that you feel like you're not a part of that culture yet you've lost your American identity.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to cook, loves France, or just enjoys a well-written memoir. xx

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