By Elizabeth Bard
Ten years in the past, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard a good-looking Frenchman up a spiral staircase to a love nest within the middle of Paris. Now, with a child at the method and the world's flakiest croissant round the nook, Elizabeth is certain she's discovered her "forever place." yet lifestyles has different plans.
On a final romantic jaunt earlier than the child arrives, the couple make a journey to the tiny Provencal village of Céreste. an opportunity come across leads them to the wartime domestic of a recognized poet, a story of a buried manuscript and a backyard choked with heirloom roses. below the spell of the home and its detailed background, in much less time than it takes to turn a crepe, Elizabeth and Gwendal choose to move-lock, inventory and Le Creuset-to the French countryside.
When the couple and their child son arrive in Provence, they find a land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that style like sunshine. Seduced via the neighborhood elements, they start a brand new event as culinary marketers, beginning their very own artisanal ice cream store and experimenting with flavors like saffron, sheep's milk yogurt and fruity olive oil.
Filled with attractive recipes for crammed zucchini plants, fig tart and honey & thyme ice cream, Picnic in Provence is the tale of every thing that occurs after the fortunately ever after: an American studying the tips of French motherhood, a relatives discovering a brand new specialist ardour, and a cook's initiation into vintage Provencal delicacies. With wit, humor and scoop of untamed strawberry sorbet, Bard reminds us that life-in and out of the kitchen-is a rendez-vous with the unexpected.
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Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard