May Book Club – The Green and The Red

“The Green and the Red” by Armand Chauvel and translated by Elisabeth Lyman

Lea is the idealistic owner and chef of La Dame Verte, a vegetarian restaurant struggling in a small town in Brittany. Matthieu is the carnivorous marketing director of the town’s biggest pork producer, which is trying to put Lea out of business and take over the restaurant’s prime real estate.

“The Green and the Red” is a romantic comedy and a comedy of errors – two people from different worlds coming together in a small French town immersed in the culture of food.