Lunch in Paris is an out and out foodie blog set in Paris.
The blog’s author, Elizabeth Bard, is an American journalist and author whose first book Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes has just been published.
Where to start, where to start?
I don’t suppose I could do any better than start with This Little Piggie Went to Facebook! A post mainly about Facebook, it does have to be said, but it is enlivened by a lovely photo of, to use Elizabeth’s own words… “whole piglets. Yes, piglets. Piglets roasting, piglets dangling. Piglets, piglets everywhere.”
And what could be nicer than that?
Little Bunny Foo-Foo (with Pastis) , perhaps?
Now, I like to use Pastis with seafood but have never thought about trying it with rabbit. I think that I shall be making note of the recipe that Elizabeth has thoughtfully provided and trying it out for myself.
Although I do have to say that it’s at times like this that you do need a pet rabbit!
There is a gorgeously, sumptuously, appetisingly, mouth-wateringly, tasty post about The sushi at the end of the tunnel which really sums up my own philosophy that…
There is something that we all do three or four times a day,
We do it because we need to,
We do it because we love doing it.
And, for most of us, it’s not that bedroom stuff we do three or four times a day!
Food is more important than sex!
(Although sex is pretty important as well!)
There are some posts about newly arrived baby Augustin but I won’t dwell on those because I can see, before me, but… some Presentable Lentils.
And with them, a recipe for Lentils and Smoked Pork!
Oh, what more could a red blooded man ask for, other than Lentils and Smoked Pork?
I love this foodie blog so much that if Elizabeth wasn’t married (Yes, I’ve checked – 6 years ago last July), I’d go down on one knee and offer to let her wash my Long-Johns until death us do part!
But,as she is married, I’ll just have to console myself with a drool over warming winter posts like… Out with the Old (and don’t those Bass look gorgeous?) and A Winter’s Tale – with its recipe for Daube with Beef Cheeks, Chestnuts, Red Wine and Orange!
I suppose that I really ought to say something about Elizabeth’s book, Lunch in Paris.
I’ve not read it but, according to the reviews it looks every bit as tasty as her blog.
|In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman–and never went home again.
Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pavé au poivre, the steak’s pink 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.
Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer ratatouille, swordfish tartare and molten chocolate cakes, Lunch in Paris is a story of falling in love, redefining success and discovering what it truly means to be at home. In the delicious tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, this book is the perfect treat for anyone who has dreamed that lunch in Paris could change their life.
So, come along and tuck into Lunch in Paris – I promise you that you won’t go away hungry!
And me? Well, looking back over what I’ve just written, I think I may need to sabotage the Girlie’s PC – so that she can’t read today’s post. Luckily for me, I’m a trained IT specialist with over 16 years experience of sabotaging people’s PCs!
All the best