My Life in France

My Life in Francejulia child my life in france

by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme (Random House movie tie-in edition)

Inspired by the movie, Julie and Julia, my book group chose Julia Child’s memoir for our December selection. What a complete joy. I had a smile on my face from page one to the end. While it didn’t make me want to cook as much as the movie did, it did make me want to go to France. In 1951. Now would be good, too. Though I had met Julia Child many times, I never knew her. How sorry I am, but I’ve just bought DVDs of her French Chef series and Julia and Jaques Cooking at Home. Proof of how enchanting I found her memoir.

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The cooking was a huge success. My daughter is really thrilled with herself. She enjoyed herself so much that she made dinner last night. She also made the rice again that you made together. She likes it so much she sat around eating the leftovers. She is even making dinner now—pasta with meat and tomato sauce. She said she likes cooking and considers it a real interest. ¬†She grew an awful lot from the experience.

-Anne Doherty, San Francisco

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Over 30 years as a food and wine professional, writer, and editor.

Cookbook author including:
'The Tra Vigne Cookbook' for Michael Chiarello,
'The Basque Kitchen' for Gerald Hirigoyen
and 'BurgerBar' for Hubert Keller.

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