To Americans, Paris is a highly romanticized city. The winding cobblestone streets, the lilting language, the open-air markets and historical sites—many feel drawn to such an ancient and beautiful place. But vacationing in Paris or studying abroad in its universities is an altogether different experience from uprooting one's American life and moving to France for the foreseeable future. American journalist Elizabeth Bard did just that, in pursuit of love and a fresh start in her career. She recounts the surprising difficulties, and many joys, of moving to France in Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes.
Here's a link to this review of the book: http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/06/serious-reads-lunch-in-paris-by-elizabeth-bard-review.html
Happy reading and bon apetit! Diane