Elisabeth Lyman is from the American Midwest, where she studied French, Arabic, Spanish, and linguistics before moving to San Francisco to complete a graduate degree in teaching English as a second language. She then taught for several years before pursuing further studies in French-to-English translation and establishing herself as a freelance translator.
In 2009, Elisabeth moved to Paris and there found many new opportunities to contribute to creative and literary projects through her translation work. Already a vegetarian for several years, she was inspired by the small but vibrant vegan community in France to learn more about this way of eating and living—an exploration that led to embracing veganism and developing a passion for the culinary arts. Elisabeth now divides her time between translating, cooking, and discovering the secrets of the City of Light.
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