I started reading My Life in France after we had decided to do a month of French themed cooking. This book is written by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme. I don't know a lot about Julia Child, just bits and pieces I have picked up here and there. I was very excited to learn more about her from this book.
My Life in France is mostly about the time she and her husband spent living in Paris, France. There was information included in the book about their families and backgrounds. When talking about France, most of the focus was on food, her journey to become a chef, and writing her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In this book, Julia also writes about the time her and her husband spent in other countries, although French cooking continued as a major theme throughout the book.
I really enjoyed this book. The style of the book is very conversational and enjoyable to read. My only criticism of the book is that several times, words are written in French without then being translated. I would recommend this book though. -Rachel
"One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed." -Julia Child, My Life in France
Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!