Monday, September 28, 2009

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme

I was kindly sent this book by the publishers Duckworth. The memoirs of Julia Child was written with the help of her husband's grandnephew Alex Prud'homme.

Julia Child, as most of us know, wrote the iconic book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and My Life in France takes us on a journey with her, from the time she left America for Paris in 1948, with her new husband Paul Child, to her death two days before she reached the age of 92 in 2004.

Julia left America with no interest whatsoever in food or cooking and on her first day in Paris she had a meal of sole meuniere and this very meal was a defining moment which altered her outlook on cooking and food. She had an insatiable appetite to learn and become knowledgeable about food and cooking.

Julia recalls her days in Paris and learning to cook at Ecole du Cordon Bleu in 1949, taking us with her on a fascinating culinary journey through Paris and beyond.

Perhaps it's now time to see the film Julie & Julia...............

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