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Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
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May 09, 11

bookshelves: home-library
Read in May, 2011

I tend to love books that are memoirs entwined with recipes (see also A Homemade Life and Hungry Monkey) so when my friend Cheryl sent this book to me thinking I'd like it, she was definitely barking up the right tree. I also love a fish-out-of-water tale and a my-kooky-self-assembled-family story, which also describe Bard's book. While I can see myself trying fewer of these recipes (there's a preponderance of fish and goat cheese), there are some that tickled my fancy, and I enjoyed above all the examples given for how the French way of life differs from the American -- beyond "French people go to the market every day" -- touching on notions of social climbing, community building, money management, etc.

I read it quickly (for me) which is probably due in equal parts to the quality of the prose and being home sick.
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SecondGlantz I'm so glad you liked it!


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