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Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
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Aug 21, 2010

really liked it
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Lunch in Paris was a delightful, easy read from front to back. It was one of those books I felt I was meant to read because it paralleled my life at the time. I absolutely loved the idea of each chapter ending with a few recipes, especially when those recipes were featured in the previous chapter. In some cases those recipes motivated me to finish the book as quick as possible.

This is the type of book you'll love depending on how much you can relate to Bard's situation, or if you are intrigued by anything French. Hearing her descriptions of the city of Paris, the markets, the country, etc..made me feel like I was back in Paris, walking down those narrow cobblestone streets. Bard also observes the French philosophy on food and comments on how it influenced her healthy appreciation and respect the art of cooking and eating. The plot was a bit dull at times, but for the most part it was an endearing story of the dance between two cultures within a marriage, and Bard's personal quest to create her own life again in a foreign country.

As for the quality of the recipe's, I've made a few that turned out really simple, fresh, and most importantly, made you want to savor each bite.
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