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The bestselling story of Julia s years in France and the basis for Julie Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in her own words Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef Indeed, when she first arrived in France inwith 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 the Childs across the globe unfolds with the spirit so key to Julia s success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of America s most endearing personalities My Life in France


About the Author: Julia Child

Julia Child was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs Her most famous works are the 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and, showcasing her sui generis television persona, the series The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.



10 thoughts on “My Life in France

  1. says:

    I did not grow up on Julia Child I m too young to have watched her TV show, and my mom wasn t the type to own any of her cookbooks we stuck to mostly Italian recipes handed down from my dad s mom and ranch style cooking or, if we were unlucky, my British nanny s traditional English dishes she insisted we try I barely knew who she was before I started cooking a few years ago I admit that I


  2. says:

    Oh, how I love and adore this book It s one of the best I ve read lately, combining as it does my love of France, Julia, and food in one funny, touching package Julia Child was such a unique, eccentric, brilliant woman, and I m always inspired when I realize that she struggled along at loose ends for years before finding her true passion and calling.Her marriage to Paul Child is beautifully


  3. says:

    Rating 3.875 of fiveThe Book Report Truth in advertising had no greater champion than Julia Child Her book is called exactly and precisely what it is The narrative of her life in France She begins her book on November 3, 1948, with the Child family landing at Le Havre, getting into their gigantic Buick station wagon, and motoring off across northern France towards Paris They stop at thirty six


  4. says:

    I didn t know anything about Julia Child apart from having heard her name and that she was 6 tall until the book Julie and Julia I read that and whereas I didn t think much of Julie at all I think she should go back to blogging, a book s a bit much for her I was curious about Julia.The book is beautifully written by her nephew Paul Prud homme and illustrated with many photographs from her talented


  5. says:

    A nice window on Child s love affair with France and its food starting in the post war period Her relationship with her husband Paul was a high point of the book I appreciated her practical and good hud approaches to the challenges and solutions to helping the average household achieving quality meals Some of her friendships and conflicts have some life and color, but for the most part the story came


  6. says:

    I ve never been a fan of Julia Child, and whenever I ran across her show on PBS I d make a conscious effort to change the channel, which was why I was surprised when My Life in France turned out to be one of the most well written, engaging Autobiographies I ve read in quite awhile The book covers roughly the same time period as the movie Julie Julia except that it extends into the mid 70 s and discusses


  7. says:

    Lighthearted and fun recollections of Julia s first years in France Highly recommended for anyone already enthralled by Julia, whether by her television programs or her excellent cookbooks.Readers who do not know Julia may find the book a little too rambling, and a little too focused on food they ve never tasted and have no idea what it even is often she does not give translations for food names As noted i


  8. says:

    I spent the summer of 1987 in Paris, studying beginning French at the Sorbonne and staying at the Cit Universitaire, in a program geared toward older students Some of them wanted to take a cooking class, and the Sorbonne organized it for them They needed onestudent to make it go, and I was browbeaten into filling the empty space.Understand, I was raised on the five Alaskan staples of Spam, Bisquik, Velveeta,


  9. says:

    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 such an elite, esoteric world as high cuisine It all started for Julia in 1948, when she had her first French meal Whe


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    I think the reasons I wanted to read this book are that Julia s always thought of as a late bloomer, and because her travels were so influential in helping her discover herself.Certainly, her life had great adventure Highlights p 268Too tired and busy to go to France But then we looked at each other and repeated a favorite phrase from our diplomatic days Remember, No one simportant than people In other words, frien


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