Escape to Provence this summer with the "brave, funny" sequel to Elizabeth Bard's bestselling Lunch in Paris (Diane Johnson). Ten years ago, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up a spiral staircase to a love nest in the heart of Paris. Now, with a baby on the way, Elizabeth takes another leap of faith with her husband when they move to Provence and open an artisanal ice cream shop. Filled with enticing recipes such as stuffed zucchini flowers, fig tart, and honey-and-thyme ice cream, PICNIC IN PROVENCE is the story of everything that happens after the happily ever after. With wit, humor, and a scoop of wild strawberry sorbet, Bard reminds us that life-in and out of the kitchen-is a rendezvous with the unexpected.
Praise for PICNIC IN PROVENCE
"This charming follow-up to the author's bestselling Lunch in Paris....bring[s] the tastes of Provence off the page and onto your table." --Woman's Day
"Like the Provençal food and lifestyle it celebrates, Bard's book is one to be savored slowly and with care. Delectable reading." --Kirkus Reviews
"Funny, sassy, and bittersweet: a heart-warming story with a delightful foodie twist. After all, who wouldn't want to run away, marry a Frenchman, and open an 'adventurous ice cream' store in a medieval Provençal village?" --Karen Le Billon, author of French Kids Eat Everything
"I was entranced by PICNIC IN PROVENCE from Elizabeth Bard's very first encounter with spring asparagus in the French countryside. Her tale of delicious adventure left me drooling-and her sensitive thoughts on marriage and motherhood were like a heartfelt conversation with a true friend. A delightful book, filled with humor, heart, and the heady scent of lavender." --Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating
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).