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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.
Her life was difficult at first but she came to love Paris. She loved the food and took cooking classes to learn to cook frenceh dishes. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Wynelle Ortega
Fun book if you love food, Julia lived a charmed life. The Kindle edition does do justice to her husband's nice photographs, they are to small.Published 1 day ago by DAN CHASE
I just finished reading "My Life in France." Kudos! This is one of the most delightful books I have ever read. I didn't want it to end. In fact, I think I'll re-read it!Published 1 day ago by Marlene Cullen
I enjoyed this book more than I can say. Julia's honest speech and raw wit are delightful. I loved seeing the stories behind what made her who she was. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Stephanie Cherry
If you love Julia, French food, and France, you will enjoy hearing Julia's voice through the written word. I wish there was a series, and will pass the joy around.Published 7 days ago by MJ
I knew of Julia Child and recently saw the movie with Meryl Streep and it surprised me at how much I enjoyed it so I decided I would try My Life in France and I am so glad that I... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Molly
As an admitted Julia fan, I loved the glimpse into her life. I read this over a beach weekend getaway a couple years ago - perfect.Published 20 days ago by LB