In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her "true calling." From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn ...
In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her "true calling." From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Here, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became. "From the Cassette edition."
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If you want to know Julia Child and how she lived and learned this is the one.
Jan 16, 2011
A great read
I purchased this book for my daughter, and she loved it.
Oct 28, 2010
What a marvel!
It would be very interesting for people to know how much her husband had to do with her success! I am a Julia-ite and this is a fine fine read....
Aug 16, 2010
Love this book!
Funny, charming, a love story not only between Julia and Paul, but a love affair with France.
Feb 4, 2010
I love this woman. She is charming and funny and vastly practical. In sort, I wish she had been my friend.
In fact, this book is much like getting wonderful long letters from a good friend. I kept wanting to write her back to say what a treat it was to hear from her...but alas, she is gone. She lives on in these words, in this book. Read it. You will fall in love with her as I did.
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