Friday, April 24, 2015

Picnic in Provence

Having adored Elizabeth Bard's first memoir, Lunch in Paris,
I was excited to read this follow up as soon as it became available. And I am happy to report every word was delicious! Elizabeth and Gwendal, after much trepidation, leave Paris with their young son Alexandre, and move to a small village in Provence. A fairytale life is not exactly without its woes as their happy little family struggles to find their place of acceptance and "home sweet home" in this beautiful part of the world. Elizabeth finds difficulty being an exhausted new mom, Gwendal professionally has reached new heights and searches for the next step and this gorgeous little boy is bilingual from his very first words. So how does a Jewish, native New Yorker make her home in this far off, very small village? Not easily! But with the support of her wonderful family, new friends and talent for writing and recipes, Elizabeth slowly finds the balance of happiness and satisfaction. I love everything French, I love everything food related and thoroughly enjoyed this honest memoir that was an easy and most enjoyable read. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your very personal journey! I will enjoy your delicious recipes for food and life for years to come.

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