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Saturday, 14 April 2012

miss b loves .......'Lunch in Paris' by Elizabeth Bard



I came across 'Lunch in Paris' in  WH Smith at the airport as I was searching for a good holiday read (with only ten minutes to boarding!) but I instantly knew this was just my kind of book.


'Lunch in Paris' (A love story with recipes) is a story about a young American woman who falls in love with a Frenchman called Gwendal, Paris and French food. Throughout the book there are mouth-watering recipes for the dishes she learns to create...pork spare ribs glazed in honey and rosemary, summer ratatouille, molten chocolate cakes.......



I like the way the recipes are part of the story. After reading about her mother-in-law's delicious poached cod, served at the family lunch, it was good to see the recipe just a few pages later.



'Lunch in Paris' is not just a love story, it's about discovering what is important in life and what it means to adopt a new country as your home. Having lived in France, I found that I could relate to much of what Elizabeth said - the excitement of living abroad, learning new customs, getting to grips with the language, making new friends.....In the tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle and Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler, this book is the perfect treat for anyone who loves France or who dreams of living there one day........



I often feel a little sad when I come to the end of a good book as I don't want the story to end but the bonus with this one is that you are left with a great little cookbook to add to the shelf with a list of wonderful new recipes to try ...........and...... I've just discovered Elizabeth Bard's lovely blog  Lunch in Paris  - Discovering Paris(and now Provence!)
  • Lunch in Paris is also available in other languages including German and Dutch - details in the blog

59 comments:

  1. This book has been on my list for a while...cannot wait to read it!

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  2. What a coincidence, I've just finished reading a novel which also has recipes, it's called Dying for chocolate and it was a good read!
    I'll see if I can get my hands on this one!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I like the sound of Dying for Chocolate - with recipes too!

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  3. Oh, this sounds so good! You made me hungry! Thank you for posting some of the recipes! :)

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  4. It sounds lik s a wonderful read - Paris, food and Love is a winning combination! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Am following and look forward to reading more on your fun blog!

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  5. I´m want this book, sound like heaven to me...romance an great food, PERFECTION!
    Sadly I must wait for it...it is not available for kindle...
    Thank you very much, for your lovely comment.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Big hugs, Mis b, from the southern end of the world!

    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    1. It will be worth the wait, Inés!

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  6. I think the recipes makes the book live on in a way!

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  7. Reading this now - while on vacation :) iIts perfect and the recipes look amazing!

    Leslie

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  8. this should be a great book. im curious now :)
    thanks for your lovely comment!
    im gonna follow you, I hope you will do the same!

    xx

    www.blondedutchpie.blogspot.com

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  9. Great post! they sound so delicious

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  10. Sounds like a really untested & useful book!

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  11. This book sounds incredible! I was literally just complaining about not having a great book to read. I guess I know what's next on my list!

    -Ellie

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  12. I really need to read this book. It sounds good!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  13. Thanks for your visit! I love your blog, I follow you! I hope you follow me too!

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    1. Thank you for following my blog, Deborah.

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  14. A wonderful book!
    I should revisit it.
    I met Elizabeth before she went Provencal.

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  15. A book with recipes and about Paris?!?!?! Parfait! In need of a new book and this is gonna be it!

    http://iloveublank.blogspot.com/

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  16. You must be a romantic .... I haven´t read it yet!.

    Greetings from Qatar!


    http://ladiesandthecityfashion.blogspot.com/

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  17. I bought this book for a friend's birthday! It's such a lovely book. :)

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  18. Romance, food, Paris....heaven! Must check this out!

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  19. It seems a very nice book, I will try to find & read it.

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  20. Sounds like the perfect recipe for the perfect book :) Hope you flew somewhere fantastic :) New to your lovely blog, XOLaura

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    1. I'm so pleased you found my blog, Laura - delighted to have you as a new follower! Thank you! Yes I did fly somewhere fantastic - to Dubai.

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  21. This looks like my kind of book - thanks for the tip :)

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    x

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  22. I'm ALWAYS looking for good book..thank you so much!
    Stacy

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  23. It sounds great with the added bonus of having a cookbook to keep! Hope you are having a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  24. oh my how come i never read this book! i'm sure i would love it.. i've lived in paris for 3 years and it was bittersweet goodbye for me.
    i definitely have to get a copy for me!!! thanks for sharing.. this one will add to my amazon.it list :)
    by the way i love your blog!!! i could wait to read more posts :)
    your new follower. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    1. If you have lived in Paris you would absolutely love it. Thanks for your lovely comment - so pleased you are my newest follower!

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  25. oh...that really sounds like a yummy reading! love the mix of food and love...how not to ! :-)

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  26. Looks like an amazing book; anything to do with French + food is incredibly appealing to me! xx

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  27. I loved this book too! I felt very Parisian last summer when I'd take it with me to Starbucks to read it while sipping my cappuccino ;) I too hate it when a good book ends ... and often find that I rush out trying to find one with the same feeling as the last one because I want it to continue! I always have a book that I'm reading and have to have one waiting before each one is finished. Thanks for stopping by, sweets!

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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    1. That's such a good idea, Sandy, to have a book waiting! I'm now trying to find a replacement - maybe I should be looking for two!

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  28. This sounds like an amazing book!
    I've lived in Paris for a year and I've visited almost every corner of France since I was very young. I definitely love this country!
    Thanks for sharing the tip about the book and the blog, I'm going to check them out!

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  29. looks like an interesting book! I think I should read it! thanks for sharing!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S> very interesting blog!

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  30. this sounds so lovely.. must have a closer look! xo

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    1. Pleased to see that you are a new follower!

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  31. so interesting dear!!

    thanks for your comment and follow you on google friends connect!!
    xoxo=)

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  32. Oh, I can't wait to get myself a copy. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  33. This looks brilliant! I'm adding it to my GoodReads :)

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  34. sounds great , nice post have a great weekend
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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  35. This is definitely my kind of book, thanks for recommending, I am checking the blog right away as well : ) I love reading Peter Mayle books, have a big collection of them. And cooking and armchair travel books in general : ) And Paris is the bonus here : )

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  36. I'll have to tell the girls about this book. They are in love with Paris, and they loved the food there. Thank you for sharing it.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  37. I positively hated this book. The author is so self-important and tries to shock with her frivolous attitude to sex. I found it immature and annoying. That said, her recipes were excellent and I tried a few of them.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this book and that you feel so strongly about it. I didn't get this impression and found it an enjoyable, light read.

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  38. I like the sound of this book! "Meet me at the cupcake cafe" is also a novel with recipes throughout. It's quite the trend at the moment it seems?!

    I know what you mean about finishing a book, I always feel a little deflated. There's always the next one to look forward to though! :D xx

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    1. I haven't heard of that one. I shall have to add it to my list - thanks!

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  39. Hi Miss b, love this post! love, Paris, food!! all my favourite things! will defo buy! Also, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog!!

    Sharon

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  40. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad I found yours now. New follower!!

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    1. Thanks for following, Lindsey Anne.

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  41. Omg I love this book, I read it a few weeks ago and I couldn't put it down! Obviously where my idea of a trip to Paris came from - thanks for your lovely comment btw, will definitely look that place up! x

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  42. Oh i have to read this! Sounds amazing! I love paris and food so i must love the book!

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