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The author of the bestselling memoir Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.

In Lunch in Paris, Elizabeth Bard fell in love with a handsome Frenchman and moved to the City of Lights. In this mouthwatering follow-up, the couple and their newborn son bid farewell to Paris for rural life in a tiny village in Provence—land of blue skies, lavender fields, and peaches that taste like sunshine.

This is the story of how they embarked on a new adventure and became culinary entrepreneurs, starting an artisanal ice cream shop and experimenting with local ingredients like saffron, sheep’s milk yogurt, and olive oil. Full of discoveries, mishaps, feasts, and recipes, Picnic in Provence is about everything that happens after the happily ever after, and reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendezvous with the unexpected.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “CharmingBring[s] the tastes of Provence off the page and onto your table.”

    Woman’s Day

  • “This memoir…is a treat.”


  • “The kind of adventure that makes you long for a fantasy of your own.”


  • “A journalist’s account of the unexpectedly rich life she and her French husband made together after leaving Paris for a small town in southern France…Like the Provençal food and lifestyle it celebrates, Bard’s book is one to be savored slowly and with care. Delectable reading.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Always on the charming side of irreverent and an engaging narrator, Bard does a lot more than act as a tour guide. She muses on cultural differences, French women…childhood, motherhood, marriage, finding and accepting happiness, and more…Bard’s reflections on life and love (of all kinds) are witty, wise, and as thoroughly refreshing as the scent of thyme, truffles, lavender, and lemon verbena that waft by on a Provençal breeze.”


  • “Elizabeth Bard is as excellent a narrator as she is a writer. [In] this memoir…A charming experience for anyone seeking information about France; those in love with France may want to listen more than once, as I did. And of course the recipes are mouth wateringly tasty.”

    SoundCommentary.com, Editor’s Pick of the Month

  • “Author-narrator Elizabeth Bard presents a story that is as light and delicious as a soufflé…In a lively, humorous manner Bard recounts how she, a sophisticated journalist, becomes a rural French housewife and mother. Her tone is both self-satisfied and self-deprecating…Listeners can go online for specific recipes, but the cooking descriptions are so sensual that they may never need to actually enter the kitchen.”


  • A BookPage Top Pick in Audiobooks for July 2015
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Travel Books
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