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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.
She sure had an appetite for life, for food, for cooking.
Julia is such an inspiration to trailing spouses in how to
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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 2 days 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 11 days ago by Bryan S.
The story of her life in France, her beginnings as a cook, and her success after many years of work on her first book made this a great read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Georgina
Great read. She had a lovely relationship with her husband. I learned a lot about a topic i know little about.
She is honest and fun
interesting to learn about Julia Child's life in France. the writing isn't riveting, but the descriptions of the meals are fun to read.Published 16 days ago by Peggy Cobb
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 22 days ago by Wynelle Ortega