Book Recipes

In Love Locks, Lindsey treasures the memories of bicycling through Paris with Jack and stopping for a picnic. Their romance rekindles when, over twenty years later, they do this again.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


1½ pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes, skin-on, quartered

as needed, kosher salt

½ pound haricot verts (thin French green beans), trimmed

4 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon country Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

6 tablespoons olive oil

1 small red onion, thin sliced

2 tablespoons capers, drained

2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley



This French potato salad is delicious paired with a warm crusty baguette layered with brie cheese, French ham and fresh spring greens for a Paris picnic basket.