4.19.2010

Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

Hello friends!  How was everyone's weekend? 

I finished a wonderful book this weekend that I highly recommend to all you Francophiles out there.  Elizabeth Bard's memoir, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes, tells the story of how the author learned to "live and eat à la française," while building a life in Paris with her French amour, Gwendal.  The book is both a love story and a celebration of France's rich culinary traditions, but as the Publisher's Weekly review notes, the book's underlying theme is "how to build an adult life that reconciles societal pressure, personal ambition, cultural dissonance, and true happiness."  And who can't relate to that?
 
Now 
that I've finished Lunch in Paris,I need a new book, so tell me: what are you reading these days?  I'd love to hear your  suggestions.

xo,

12 comments:

dailygoods said...

i'm in the midst of reading eating animals. Also, ordered the personal size planner pad and it should be here within the next few days! can't wait! still loving yours??

Analiese Marie said...

Hi Ashley! I was really moved by Eating Animals. It was a major factor in my commitment to giving up animal products. And yes, I'm still loving my planner pad! I've been meaning to post a review...thanks for reminding me!

Lavanya said...

ooh- This sounds like a fun read (I LOVE food-heavy books..lol)- will look for it at my local library! I just started reading Coetze's 'Elizabeth Costello' which seems very promising!

Chelsa Bea said...

Oh, this book looks fabulous! I am definitely going to have to pick it up. I wish I had some recs for you but I've been so busy I haven't had a moment to read. Anyway, I left you a little something on my blog, so please stop by and check it out. Hope you're having a fantastic Monday1

Melita said...

thanks for the review - i'll definitely check this book out. i'm getting ready to read the omnivore's dilemma for my book club. i'm really looking forward to it. ever read it?

hope you are well. have a wonderful week. hugs!!

Labellagorda said...

Oh I love reading about Food and about France and this book seems perfect. I am currently reading the epilogue to Bridges of Madison County known as A thousand country roads...it's brilliant!

Jessica said...

I'm reading a very intriguing book about pelvic floor health -

Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent.

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Feminine-Finding-Spirit-Female/dp/061524565X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271770281&sr=1-1

Also, one of my favorite foodie novels is The Food of Love by Anthony Capella. It's too cute!

Can't wait to read Lunch in Paris, it's on my list.

xoxo

Lexilooo said...

I've heard very good things about that book, and I have it on my reserve list at the library!

Analiese Marie said...

Lavanya - I like Coetze, so I will check that out. Thanks!

Melita - I have read Omnivore's Dilemma and found it really interesting. Pollan does a good job of weaving together all of the various factors involved. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Labellagorda - Oooh, I loved Bridges of Madison County. I didn't realize there was a sequel!

Jessica - Wild Feminine sounds really interesting! I must admit it's not a concept I've given a lot of thought to, but now I'm intrigued. And The Food of Love sounds great! I'll check it out.

Kristin said...

and my obsession with Paris continues!

I have not been a very good reader lately. I have to get back on the wagon with that, and maybe I'll start with this book! thanks for the reco.

shelly said...

i have seen this book several times at Barnes...good to know that it is worth while. i am always looking for my next read.

currently i am reading Hope's Edge by the mother and daughter team, Francis and Anna Lappe. it is a few years old but wanted to read it before i tackled Anna's new book, Diet for a Hot Planet. it's packed full of good info, so don't even think about opening it with a highlighter or some post its!

Carolyn said...

I heard about this book! I'm def. going to pick it up!

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