Stories and Recipes from My French Kitchen
It’s wonderful to see you resurface, especially after such hardships. Your bravery and sharing is inspiring. Thank you!
Echoing All of the above sentiments and I am excited to follow you here. My friend had bought the rights (a number of years ago) to your book Lunch in Paris, had the star lined up ,but couldn't sell it to any movie company. Tant pis. Would have made a great movie!! Best of luck with this new endeavor.
Welcome back. You have been missed.
Thank you for sharing so candidly the road you have been traveling. Too often, this online space projects something so beautiful and positive that we trick ourselves into believing the other stuff isn't just has important and life changing. There is beauty in the struggle t
I am so so glad you are on substack. I have read your books, and enjoy following along. Thank you for your honesty, and I look forward to more.
What a delight! Your 'breezy realness' wafted through my little grey day - a university assignment dropped into my life today and the forecast for the next month is grey, grey, grey with a side of late nights as far as the eye can see. So bring on tales of elsewhere, of good food and good company. Hope that your household is keeping well - and a cheerful hello to my fellow Bardians, they sound like a chatty lot. PS Greetings from Melbourne, Australia
Elizabeth, wonderful to see you back after too too long. I miss your writing, cooking, peeking into your life. Miss your mom and your family too, and also communicate along the timeline of my life. Best to you all. I'll be reading and watching. Thank you.
I am so happy to be able to read your Substack newsletter. I have your books and use your recipes and am looking forward to reading more. Thank you.
Thank you Elizabeth for starting a Substack newsletter! I missed your writing and I’m looking forward to reading this every week now!
I’ve loved your memoirs and feel like I know you. We could have fun cooking together.
I was saddened to hear of your struggles, especially your mother’s death. I had a difficult relationship with my mother, but I think I would have loved yours.
All the best.
Elizabeth, you are one of my all time favorite writers and I am THRILLED to see you on Substack! I've read Picnic in Provence (and made the tahini sauce from it!) approximately one billion times. I'm so excited to be able to read more of your writing and I'm sorry that you, like so many of us, have had such a rough few years. I can't wait to hear more about where you've been and what you've been cooking. ❤️
I love your books and am so glad you’re back. I’m sorry for all the pain you’ve endured in the recent years.
We haven't met, I loved this post - merci
Have your heard of #FranceStack™ - its a list or a repository of the best of the best writers on Substack writing from France or about France - I'd like to include you on this list.
here it is...
I was shocked to hear of the turn of events in your life. I have all your books and wondered if the ice cream business took all of your time and energy. Was able to enjoy your ice cream in the fall of 2017 when we vacationed in Provence. Your writing style is like having you sit beside me, chatting. I have tried numerous recipes of yours. Look forward to your posts and now I am dreaming of a Provence visit again in 2024.
I have so enjoyed your books....shared them with many people around me....have always loved France and anything and everything French.....always wanted to move there but never had the confidence to do it alone. I am a dreamer and always try to just live in the moment as I was a big caretaker in my past and needed to attend to me for a change.I was so happy to see your name again and catch up. I live in Vancouver Canada but am spending 3 months just relaxing and enjoying being in the South of France now. Best, Bronwyn.
I am so so sorry to hear about your struggles since the publication of your last book. I was shocked to hear about your mom. You brought her so vividly to life, and the love that you had for her shone through. I grew up in Long Island and am a Francophile so loved reading your story, and identified with all of the parts that were so “ New York” . I am also so sorry to hear of Gwendal’s past health issues and yours. But thank you for sharing those updates with us. Life is so hard and glad to hear that you are in a better place.
I still reread Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence, and have been waiting to read your writing again.. Looking forward to your substack letters and wishing happiness and health to you and your family.
I am so glad you are back — I have missed your voice. While the last three years have been hard on all of us and damaged most of us, you certainly have had more than your fair share of hard times, and my heart goes out to you.
My copies of lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence are well-worn from reading, and the recipes are splattered with food stains — especially the Beef Daube, Rice Pudding with Drunken Raisins, Lentils with tomatoes & white wine, and a few others. I add a big splash of Calvados to the apples in Mamie’s Apple Cake (because I add booze to almost everything — I make boozy jam— wish I could send you some !) and use Giannelli sausage (from Upstate NY where I grew up) in the Lentils with Sausage recipe. No other recipes I make conjure up France and make me feel as happy as yours do.
I wish I could get good figs so I could join in with your passion for them, but alas, the figs from my local Whole Foods here in Massachusetts do nothing for the soul.
So happy you’re back!