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 she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived 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. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, 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. Bon appâetit!--From publisher description.
Written with her grandnephew, Julia Child's infectiously readable memoir uses years of letters to create a wonderful narrative both about her love affair with the food and culture of France, and as homage to the warm, loving relationship with her husband, Paul. Beginning with the awakening of her taste buds during a flavorful meal of oysters and deceptively simple Dover sole in butter en route to Paris, the story follows Julia Child's six-year stint in France, the process of writing MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, and her fame as a television chef. Lessons at the Cordon Bleu, meals all over France, and the Childs' globe-trotting lifestyle are woven in with care, showcasing Julia Child's intense enjoyment of everything life had to offer. With Paul Child's B&W photographs. A 2006 Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
- Cooking + Food + Wine, Biography + Autobiography
- Women, Regional + Ethnic / European, Regional + Ethnic / General, Regional + Ethnic / French, General, Methods / General
- October 9, 2007
- October 9, 2007
- Julia Child , Alex Prud'Homme