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My Life In France - Julia Child - Bogormen
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My Life In France - Julia Child
Title: My Life in France
Author: Julia Child
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 333
Date read: January, 2010

In her own words, here is the story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her "true calling." Filled with the black-and-white photographs that her husband Paul loved to take when he was not battling bureaucrats, as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so whole-heartedly. Above all, 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.

My Life in France is one of those delightful non-fiction books that reads like fiction, and is therefore easily accessible and enjoyable.

Reading about the making of a cookbook (or cookery-bookery as Julia Child called it) was fascinating, and made me realise how much work went into putting together Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It wasn't just a matter of choosing some favourite recipes - they had to be tried and tested numerous times, using both French and American ingredients.

My Life in France wasn't quite as bad at making me hungry as Julie&Julia because while as stock-full of mentions of good food, Julia Child didn't go into as much detail as Julie Powell did.

I do want to get my hands on MtAoFC now though, and try out some of the most delicious-sounding recipes.

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