Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
Bard was working as a journalist in London and possessed of the wonderful puppy-dog enthusiasm of young Americans when she first met her husband-to-be, Gwendal, a computer engineer from Brittany. Soon he had the foresight to put her name on the gas bill of his Parisian apartment in the 10th arrondissement, and they were destined to marry—and cook together. Her memoir is really a celebration of the culinary season as it unfolded in their young lives together: recipes for seduction (onion and bacon); getting serious over andouillette; learning to buy what's fresh at the Parisian markets (four and a half pounds of figs); surviving a long, cold winter in an unheated apartment; and warming up their visiting parents over profiteroles. Bard throws in some American recipes that feel like home, such as noodle pudding, and comforting soups for a winter's grieving over the death of the father-in-law. Bard carefully observes the eating habits of her impossibly slender mother-in-law for tips to staying slim (lots of water and no snacking). Bard keeps an eye to healthful ingredients (Three Fabulous Solo Lunches), and, as a Jewish New Yorker, even prepares a Passover seder in Paris, in this work that manages to be both sensuous and informative. (Feb.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Synopsis via HERE)
I recently read this book and found it quite enjoyable... and INSPIRED to ONE) get back to Paris... and that I shall be doing with my mother in October... soooo EXCITED!!! Happy Mother's Day à ma maman ... and TWO) to paint the area she spoke about in the book the St Martin canal... with a little Fifi Flowers' twist and whimsy...
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