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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.
A charming time capsule of a wonderful period, written with genuine enthusiasm for life.Published 3 days ago by GC
Fairly easy read which will be discussed at WC-ALL on Tuesday, weather permitting.Published 4 days ago by Barbara Harrison
Last night, I happened upon Julie and Julia on HBO. Although I have seen the film several times, I couldn't help watching it again. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Book Barmy
I love France and Julia Child gives us his wonderful experience, full of humanity, elegance and grace. She is an inspiration in my life.Published 19 days ago by Nelly
The first time I learned of Julia Child is from the movie "Julie and Julia", the movie was pretty great and the acting is splendid. Read morePublished 25 days ago by m8pisces
Loved every minute of it! What an intriguing life she led. The story keeps you wanting more! I highly recommend this book.Published 29 days ago by Tucker Girl