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My Life in France

by Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

My Life in France by Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
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    Apr 2006, 336 pages
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    Oct 2007, 368 pages

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The captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found 'her true calling' - Memoir

By the time I was old enough to be interested in cooking programs, Julia Child was in her sixties, so my image of her was always of an elderly lady with a warbling, raspy voice presiding over cooking programs with an authority that I never understood. Of course, I was familiar with her famous cook book but I couldn't fathom what the fuss was about, and why people so adored her.

Now I understand! Reading the memoir of this feisty "rather loud and unserious" six-foot-two Californian is a huge pleasure, and the photographs of France and the French, mostly taken by her husband, are exceptional. As always, it is so easy to assume that success comes to famous people easily, but this impression is quickly corrected when reading of the extraordinary efforts she went through for nine years, before Mastering the Art of French Cooking was eventually published in 1961 when she was about 49 years old.

This review was originally published in April 2006, and has been updated for the October 2007 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.



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