Dinner For One: How Cooking in Paris Saved Me

by Sutanya Dacres is a memoir about lost love, food, and finding new life in Paris. Born in Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, NY, Dacres thought she had found a fairytale romance when, at 27, she met her husband, a handsome Frenchman, and moved with him to Paris. But, moving to a foreign country can be isolating as well as exciting and, as her marriage fell apart, Dacres found herself alone in a strange city, grieving for her lost relationship but also figuring out how to be on her own again. She started cooking “dinner for one” in her tiny apartment in Montmartre, a process that became her salvation. As she pieced her life back together, forging new friendships and figuring out how to date in French, cooking remained a constant comfort. (Non-Fiction)