After watching Meryl Streep play Julia Child in Julie & Julia, I was determined to read My Life in France by Julia Child. It was a wonderful book and I learned so much just reading the book. To add to my Juila Child fascination, my best friend gave me my own copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking and I fell in love with cooking all over again.
Child based her book, which she co-writes with her nephew, on letters and correspondence that was written while she and her husband, Paul Child wrote home to family and friends as they were stationed oversees. The book itself must be read due to the original pictures Paul Child took interspersed throughout.
Julia Child, upon arrival in France, was thrilled with the wonderful cooking to be found in Paris. She quickly falls in love with French cooking and attends Cordon Blue cooking school. After mastering the program she starts teaching other ex pat wives in France and begins working on a French cookbook for American kitchens with her friends. After many trial recipes, the book is eventually published and is quickly recognized as a seminal work in French cooking.
As the cookbook gained popularity, was reprinted and Child stepped in front of the camera to share with us her great passion, each word portrays an incredible life of two food lovers. Bon Appetit!!
See you at the finish line!!