My Life in France
Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948... show more
Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story – struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe – unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.
Publish date: October 9th 2007
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
From Goodreads: In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found ‘her true calling.’From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo to ...
I really enjoyed this book, as it was a detailed account of Julia Child's journey to French cuisine and cooking. Also, she was surrounded by amazing people who supported her, no matter what. This was one book where the romance was endearing, as she and Paul were the cutest couple. My favorite par...
I found this an absorbing read, and I'm no foodie. But I think what's striking in this memoir of Child's love affair with French food is her drive, her dedication to excellence, her passion--there's something attractive in that no matter what the endeavor--as well as fascinating to get a picture of ...
It is simply inconceivable that one is presented with a bilious attack while reading this book. Yet shit happens. I swear to try Julia's omelette, it's probably the only French dish I'll ever be capable of. Need to watch Julie and Julia again. For Messina, of course, doh!
I read this partly because of [b:Julie Julia|13747|Julie and Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen|Julie Powell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1166572517s/13747.jpg|3338312], but also because I love memoirs written by people who’ve done amazing things. I didn’t grow up watching Julia ...