Unable to find le chou kale anywhere upon moving to the City of Light with her new husband, and despite not really speaking French, Kristen Beddard launched a crusade to single-handedly bring kale to the country of croissants and cheese. Infused with kristen's recipes and some from french chefs, kale, big and small including Michelin star chef Alain Passard Bonjour Kale is a humorous, heartfelt memoir of how Kristen, and France collide.
. A memoir of love, life, and recipes from the woman who brought kale to the City of Light The story of how one expat woman left her beloved behind when she moved to France-her beloved kale, that is.
The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club
Cornerstone. Every week on a thursday evening, a group of four Italian rural women gather in a stone house in the hills above Italy’s Orvieto. There—along with their friend, sit down to a beautiful supper, drink their beloved local wines, Marlena—they cook together, and talk. Surrounded by candlelight, paolina, of ageing and abandonment, Miranda, and Gilda tell their life stories of loves lost and found, good food and friendship, of mafia grudges and family feuds, Ninucia, and of cherished ingredients and recipes whose secrets have been passed down through generations.
For fans of all things italian, cooking, love; and best exotic marigold hotel; this book is a culmination of de Blasi's 20 years spent living, Pray, and the thousands of readers who loved The Kabul Beauty School; Eat, traveling, eating, and drinking in Italy, and of course it includes recipes for the most mouthwatering Umbrian dishes.
The Perfume Collector: A Novel
Cornerstone. A remarkable novel about secrets, passion, desire, memory, and possibility. Newlywed grace monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. HarperTorch. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.
Weaving through the decades, and london, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.
The perfume collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.
Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide
Vibrant watercolors illustrate destinations including architectural marvels, food and wine favorites, historical highlights, cultural hubs, gardens, markets, and lots of little “je ne sais quoi’s” that make Paris so magical. Cornerstone. Charmingly illustrated throughout, this practical guide will transport readers to the delightful sites and discoveries of Paris.
Winsome watercolor maps of the “promenades” with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, historical sights, passing cafés, winding Parisian streets, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city.
HarperTorch. A local’s treasure map to the sites where Parisians know to go to be oh-so-Parisian. Finally, the “must-do, must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the Parisian friend you’ve been longing to have. The careful artistry, insider’s musings, and approachable readability—both visually and texturally—in this book will delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.
Cultural musings, accessible histories, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, anecdotes, making this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful. The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours.
A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World
Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, A Paris Year chronicles, France, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in paris, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, Paris Letters, the author of the best-selling book, taste, smell, Janice MacLeod, and thought she experienced in the City of Light.
The end result is more than a diary: it’s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Griffin. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, is sure to delight, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, inspire, and charm.
The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. Griffin. HarperTorch. Cornerstone. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. Broadway Books. After perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life.
Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. Monsieur perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
My Part-Time Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home
Lisa anselmo wrapped her entire life around her mother, a strong woman who was a defining force in Lisa’s life―maybe too defining. But she came to paris to be happy, and she can’t give up now. When her mother dies from breast cancer, Lisa realizes she hadn’t built a life of her own and struggles to find her purpose.
Griffin. Isn’t happiness worth fighting for?in the vein of eat, Love and Wild, Pray, My Part-time Paris Life a story is for anyone who’s ever felt lost or hopeless, but still dreams of something more. HarperTorch. This candid memoir explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness in the City of Light.
Thomas Dunne Books. Cornerstone. From dating to home ownership in a foreign country, Lisa quickly learns it’s not all picnics on the Seine, and starts to doubt herself―and her love of the city. Who is she without her mother―and her mother’s expectations?Desperate for answers, she turns to her favorite city―Paris―and impulsively buys a small apartment, refusing to play it safe for the first time.
What starts out as an act of survival sets Lisa on a course that reshapes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Suddenly, she’s living like a local in a city she thought she knew, but her high school French, while fine for buying bread at the corner boulangerie, goes only so far when Paris gives her a strong dose of real life.
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
HarperTorch. Thomas Dunne Books. When david lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with perplexing work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen.
Crown. Includes dozens of new recipes. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country—under baffling conditions—while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef david lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Broadway Books.
The New Paris
Crown. Griffin. Broadway Books. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit—and a curated directory of Tramuta’s favorite places to eat, stay, drink, and shop—The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before. Journalist lindsey tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, coffee, beer, pastry, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris.
Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France’s capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. Thomas Dunne Books. Abrams. Cornerstone. HarperTorch. The city long-adored for its medieval beauty, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafés has even more to offer today.
In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and creative locals has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy.
A new york times bestsellerFinding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush. And parishow much money does it take to quit your job?Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again.
Sourcebooks. A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Abrams. Broadway Books. So janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever. HarperTorch. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected.
Thomas Dunne Books. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. With a little math and a lot of determination, saves up, Janice cuts back, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe. Griffin. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance.
My Good Life in France
These are the true tales of janine’s rollercoaster ride through a different culture—one that, was in turns surprising, to a Brit from the city, charming, and not the least bit baffling. Michael o mara books. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie française, or proper rooms, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating, and with little money and less of a clue, and renovating her dilapidated new house, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.
Broadway Books. She returned to england a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. Cornerstone. One grey dismal day, janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. Griffin. Or so she hoped. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France.
Sourcebooks. HarperTorch. Abrams.