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Julia Child single handedly awakened America to the pleasures of good cooking 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 didn't know the first thing about cooking when she landed in France.
Indeed, when she first arrived in 1948 with her husband, Paul, 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. Julia's unforgettable story unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a cook and teacher and writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.
Julie & Julia is now a major motion picture (releasing in August 2009) starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. It is partially based on her memoir, My Life in France. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see larger images.
I loved hearing Julia Child tell her story in her own words in "My Life in France". As she says herself in the book, many of the things she saw and ate and learned how to... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Joel Kramer
I just love this book. I like the everyday intimacies of life in France. It makes me feel as if I were there with my good friend Julia.Published 15 days ago by aztowmama62
I went through a time of fascination with Julia Child, and found this a really interesting window into her life.Published 19 days ago by Glenda Risinger-Champagne
Very interesting glimpses of Julia's life in Paris and Provence in her characteristic brisk and vivid way. Easy read, engaging.Published 19 days ago by Mary loves Murder
She sure had an appetite for life, for food, for cooking.
Julia is such an inspiration to trailing spouses in how to
make the most of the opportunities of being over seas... Read more
Julia's personally shines through the pages of this book, and made a delight to read. Inspiration for those of us who love travel and food.Published 1 month ago by R. Hamm
Wonderfully written in a clear, recognizable voice, this snapshot of Julia's time in France and her rise in prominence is a delight to read.Published 1 month ago by Bryan S.