Author(s): Elizabeth Bard
When Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up the spiral staircase to a love nest in the heart of Paris, they thought they had found their perfect home. But life had other ideas.
Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard
A delicious read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Following her successful Lunch in Paris (a travel memoir and love story wrapped around recipes), Picnic in Provence follows Elizabeth and Gwendal, and soon new baby Alexandre, to Provence. There they "fall in love with a quirky old house full of history" and continue their culinary adventures with abundant local ingredients. From Elizabeth Bard's very first encounter with spring asparagus in the French countryside, her tale of delicious adventure left me drooling. Her very first picnic included the delicate "First asparagus with tahini yoghurt dressing" along with "Caramelized onions and anchovy flatbreads". Mmmmm! Her sensitive thoughts on marriage and motherhood were like a heartfelt conversation with a true friend. A delightful book, filled with humour, heart, and the heady scent of lavender. - Lynn
'Like the Provencal food and lifestyle it celebrates, Bard's book is one to be savored slowly and with care. Delectable reading.' - Kirkus Reviews PRAISE FOR LUNCH IN PARIS 'A memoir and love story wrapped around recipes - what's not to love?' - Daily Telegraph 'This mouth-watering memoir is Bard's romantic recounting of how she met her French husband via a select menu of delights.' - Vogue 'Do you enjoy a dose of delish reality with your love stories? Then you'll enjoy this intimate insight into the real-life romance between New Yorker Elizabeth and Frenchman Gwendal ...Tres magnifique!' - NW