When journalist Ann Mah's husband is given a diplomatic assignment in Paris, Mah - a lifelong foodie and Francophile - begins plotting gastronomic adventures deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a yearlong post... alone. This overturns Mah's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light. So, not unlike Julia Child, another diplomat's wife, Mah must find a life for herself in a new city. Mah journeys through Paris and the surrounding regions, combating her loneliness by exploring the history and taste of everything from cassoulet to buckwheat cr pes.