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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.
This book is more than a book about cooking, it is a book about French cuisine, postwar France, friends, and people we too often take for granted in everyday life. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Tribe fan
Interesting biography and memories. I wish I have met Julia, and I look for seeing her in old tv programsPublished 17 days ago by Ana Asensio Pesas
After watching Julie and Julia, I had to read more about Julia Childe. This books is a fun read! You get to wind through France and find out more about this incredibly optimistic... Read morePublished 23 days ago by jen
For anyone who wants to get to know how Julia got her start this is it..hated when it ended. But off to her next adventure.Published 1 month ago by Rhonda Kennedy
This was a great read. Paris and Provence and food...a great combination. Wonderful description of France as well as about herself, her husband,friends and the chefs she met... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Martha B. Blake-adams
This book has its moments, but overall, it's a very slow, kind of boring book. I skipped parts of it for that reason.Published 1 month ago by Judith Carroll
My brother loaned this book to me. I loved it so much, I bought my own copy from amazon! The book reveals the 10 years of labor that she dedicated to her first cookbook with her... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Coffee Bean
Would recommend to anyone that likes to travel and cook and likes Julia. She is an amazing person and I even got to see her at a cooking convention in S.F.Published 1 month ago by Kathy Adams
Fascinating memoir of Julia's introduction to France, French cuisine--& her eventual lifelong passion!
The year was 1948 in postwar Europe