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Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine 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 was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, 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 with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story – struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe – unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.


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My Life in France
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My Life in France J. Child
January 28th, 2015
Just finished it. ! ! I did not know that Ms. Child played golf. AND yet got so much more from the book. She is delightful to watch on TV and to read of her travels involving cuisine. Having lived as a child in Europe and a French mother cuisine was a part of our lives . So able to relate to the travels , the food and her passionate , hardworking approach to her life and the wonderful cuisine she has helped all of us to experience!!
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February 26th, 2014
This book captures the excitement of living in France and embracing all that it has to offer, including its food, its people and its landscape, all told by a French food loving icon. Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme do a wonderful job threading the details of Julia's life into descriptive narration of all that stimulates her (food, her husband, travelling, etc.).
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January 24th, 2014
I enjoyed this story of Julia Child and her adventures during a historically interesting time in France and Germany. I found it entertaining and tempted my taste buds by the way she describes some of the dishes she either prepares or tastes at a restaurant. She and her husband lived a life that was adventurous, fun filled and makes me want to travel once again to experience Europe. I liked this book and will continue to learn and enjoy the knowledge about food she so skillfully shared.
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Julia child...life in France
December 7th, 2013
Very interesting...do read it...now I want to visit France only I'm afraid it won't be the one Julia child experienced.
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Julia child...life in France
December 7th, 2013
Very interesting...do read it...now I want to visit France only I'm afraid it won't be the one Julia child experienced.
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