Saturday, September 5, 2009

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

I picked up this book at Costco last week and started it yesterday. I'm on page 91, so I haven't gotten very far, but I think it's very good. Julia Child fell in love with France. She tells about her life there with her husband and about learning to cook at the Cordon Bleu. Her charm, honesty and her sense of humor shine through. She may also have been a bit snobbish, but nobody's perfect:)

4 comments:

Celeste Maia said...

I have used Mastering the Art of French Cooking for 30 years. It is a great cook book. Julia Child fell in love with France after eating her first meal there, sole meuniere. Last months Vanity Fair magazine had a great article on ulia Child called "Our Lady of the Kitchen". I am eager to see the movie. But am even more interested in your reactions to the book, which I have not read.

AutumnLeaves said...

Why am I always drawn to works of fiction...murder, suspense, grit? There is something in me that wonders at the minds of people. I always thought Julia sounded a tad blitzed when I used to watch her show as a kid. As an adult, I wonder why that was? At any rate, I used to love watching her and the Galloping Gourmet.

Deb Harvey said...

I started reading her book last year...got busy and didn't finish it...I will now. What I read was very good. I am excited to see the movie, too.

Candy said...

Celeste, I saw Mastering the Art of French Cooking at the store today. Now I wish I had bought it. Jim says he'll go with me to see Julie and Julia tomorrow. I haven't finished My Life in France yet, but I think I will finish it this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Leaves, I like fiction, too. It's funny you should mention The Galloping Gourmet. I remember him, too, but I can't think of his name. Was it Graham something? I'll have to Google him. By the way, your Portugal scene turned out very nice!

Deb, I'm the same way. I love to read, but then I get wrapped up in work and don't get as much reading done as I would like. I usually read quite a few books during the summer, but slow down during the regular school year.