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My life in France

Author: Julia Child; Alex Prud'homme
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Child, Julia.
My life in France.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
(DLC) 2005044727
(OCoLC)61821870
Named Person: Julia Child; Julia Child
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Child; Alex Prud'homme
ISBN: 9780307264725 0307264726 9780307264725 0307264726
OCLC Number: 1014268460
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I: La Belle France --
Le Cordon Bleu --
Three hearty eaters --
Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise --
II: French recipes for American cooks --
Mastering the art --
Son of mastering --
The French chef in France --
From Julia Child's kitchen --
Fin.
Responsibility: Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.

Abstract:

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 appétit!--From publisher description.

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