Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Finds -- 8/20


This meme is hosted by Should Be Reading.

I just finished a fantastic novel with recipes and then came across Lunch in Paris, A Love Story With Recipes by Elizabeth Bard. This book sounds great. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pavé au poivre, the steak'spink juices puddling into the buttery pepper sauce? LUNCH IN PARIS is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Packing her bags for a new life in the world's most romantic city, Elizabeth is plunged into a world of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and size 2 femmes fatales. She learns to gut her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen), soothe pangs of homesickness (with the rise of a chocolate soufflé) and develops a crush on her local butcher (who bears a striking resemblance to Matt Dillon). Elizabeth finds that the deeper she immerses herself in the world of French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate. French culture, she discovers, is not unlike a well-ripened cheese-there may be a crusty exterior, until you cut through to the melting, piquant heart.

Doesn't this sound wonderful and delicious? What did you find this week?

8 comments:

Mary said...

I have this on my shelf (giveaway win) and hope to read it soon :)

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Alyce said...

I added this one to my wish list a few weeks ago. It looks like a fun read.

Aleksandra said...

Great find :) I love books with cooking :)

Lu said...

Cute cover :)

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Liz said...

That is so funny! I'm reading a book with recipes after every chapter. (Some of them sound really good, too.) It's Promises to Keep by Jane Green.

Liz said...

OOps! Forgot my own Friday Find. It's one I'm pre-ordered, a Christmas book for both YA and adults, so I think my daughters will love it, too, called "Mary's Son." Sounds like it has the story and heart and staying power of "A Christmas Carol" and "Miracle on 4th Street," not to mention that classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." Looking forward to this one!