Friday, July 26, 2019

Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson

Pancakes in Paris
Living the American Dream in France
by Craig Carlson
narrated by Donald Corren

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Published: 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Memoir, Food, France, Paris
Paperback: 320
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
If you had met me as a kid and seen where I came from, you would have never in a million years imagined that one day I would end up living in France.

Zombie sighting:
"Remember Craig," my first investor Todd once said to me when he saw me with dark circles under my eyes picking french fries off the floor like a zombie, "you're living your dream."
-chapter one

Paris was practically perfect...

Craig Carlson was the last person anyone would expect to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn't know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams, although one thing was still missing-the good ol' American breakfast he loved so much.

Pancakes in Paris is the story of Craig tackling the impossible-from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for "exotic" American ingredients... and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast In America, is now a renowned tourist destination, and the story of how it came to be is just as delicious and satisfying as the classic breakfast that tops its menu.

My two-bits:

This was an American male perspective of living in Paris. Loved the drive and determination Craig has to make his dreams come true despite the rocky road.

Got a peek into how businesses run in Paris. What a difference! especially in regards to employees.



* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Paris in July (here)
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