Picnic in Provence

A Memoir with Recipes
By Elizabeth Bard (Hardcover Book, 2015)
The author of the bestselling memoir Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.

In Lunch in Paris, Elizabeth Bard fell in love with a handsome Frenchman and moved to the City of Lights. In this mouthwatering follow-up, the couple and their newborn son bid farewell to Paris for rural life a tiny village in Provence-land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine.

This is the story of how they embarked on a new adventure and became culinary entrepreneurs, starting an artisanal ice cream shop and experimenting with local ingredients like saffron, sheep's milk yogurt and olive oil. Full of discoveries, mishaps, feasts, and recipes, Picnic in Provence is about everything that happens after the happily ever after, and reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendez-vous with the unexpected.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316246163

    • On Sale Date: 04/07/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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The author of the bestselling memoir Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.

In Lunch in Paris, Elizabeth Bard fell in love with a handsome Frenchman and moved to the City of Lights. In this mouthwatering follow-up, the couple and their newborn son bid farewell to Paris for rural life a tiny village in Provence-land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine.

This is the story of how they embarked on a new adventure and became culinary entrepreneurs, starting an artisanal ice cream shop and experimenting with local ingredients like saffron, sheep's milk yogurt and olive oil. Full of discoveries, mishaps, feasts, and recipes, Picnic in Provence is about everything that happens after the happily ever after, and reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendez-vous with the unexpected.

Elizabeth Bard is an American journalist and author based in Provence, France. Her first book, Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes has been a New York Times and international bestseller, a Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" pick, and the recipient of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best First Cookbook (USA).
  • Mouthwatering praise for Lunch in Paris:

  • "A love story is always delightful, and one with recipes is also useful in the long run, part and parcel of a real French relationship." --Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce and L'Affaire

  • "Lunch in Paris has got it all: romance in full on the front burner with delicious French recipes for sustenance. Elizabeth Bard's voice is filled with lust and longing-it's Eat, Stay, Love with a side of spiced apricots." --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine

  • "In this charming memoir, Bard searches for her new identity by balancing her love for two countries. She discovers the common denominator that will give her life meaning: food.... If you enjoyed the Julia Child romance that made the Julie & Julia film so entrancing, you'll love this voyage into the gastronomic soul of the French--complete with luscious recipes." --Carol Memmott, USA Today

  • "Gotta love a memoir that begins with: "I slept with my husband halfway through our first date." You'll stay hooked as Bard transforms from an American to a Parisian navigating markets and dealing with a mother-in-law who wears tiny bikinis." --Glamour

  • "[A] delicious story about falling in love--over food--in France." --Harper's Bazaar

  • "[A] frothy confection of a memoir." --Salter Reynolds, The Los Angeles Times

  • "[S]mart, coquettish.... You could just buy this as a cookbook." --Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly

  • "Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard, is a novel about an American woman who falls in love with her Breton husband over food--at the 19th century restaurant, Chartrier, in Paris--but with a twist: she includes recipes for classic French dishes, including baby cream puff shells, known as chouquettes. Perfect stuff for the long plane trip." --Gail Vida Hamburg, Huffington Post

  • "Bard's Parisian insights and savory recipes make a delightful union." --Don George, National Geographic Traveler

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316246163
  • On Sale Date: 04/07/2015