Lunch In Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By: Elizabeth Band

Thrown into an entirely new atmosphere; Elizabeth has to find a new job, farmers market, and the initiative to live in high class, stuck up Paris, France. Not knowing if she should leave her family in the United States, envelope herself in a new culture, and learn a new language, the food in Paris helps to make a final decision. Once she met the charming Gwendal, at a french bistro, she knew it was love at first bite. Whether it be a chocolate souffle, or braised beef with red wine, garlic, and thyme, the cuisine was always outstanding. Finding comfort in food, Elizabeth decides to stay in Paris and love Gwendal unconditionally.


What Did I Enjoy

I loved this book. Firstly because it took place in Paris, and the author's description of the country was outstanding. She had me falling in love with the cobblestone streets, and the fresh baking bread right along with her. Secondly, after every chapter, the author included recipes of the food she had experienced in Paris. I love to cook and bake, so being able to cook the food I just read about was amazing. And Lastly, it was a love story, and who doesn't love a good old fashioned romance novel?

Author's Writing Style

The author's writing style was simply fantastic. She used humor, suspense, and illustration to keep this book very intriguing.

About the Author

Elizabeth Bard is an American journalist and author, but is based in France. Her first book, Lunch in Paris has been a New York Times, and international bestseller. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best First Cookbook (USA).

Would I Recommend This Book

I most defiantly would recommend this book, if you enjoy gourmet cuisine, love stories, and Paris.