I finished reading this book this morning, and I absolutely loved it. I have always respected and admired Julia Child. I remember watching The French Chef on PBS when I was a little girl.
I found this book to be completely engaging from the the first page to the last. Reading about Julia Child's experiences living in France during the 40's and 50's pulled me right into the story. It was enchanting and Julia is the type of person I would want to travel with. Julia was so very opened to adventure and embracing life. Embracing life with love, laughter and adventure and joy is the only way to live as far as I am concerned.
Julia in France
Julia in class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France.
I knew that Julia was tall, but I had no idea that she was 6'2" tall.
My Life in France, is also a travel essay. Julia describes Paris the way it was in the 1940's and 1950's and does and excellent job of it too. Julia made me wish that I could have experienced Paris back then too.
Stairs in Monmartre
In the book Julia also tells the story of how she came to be one of the authors of Mastering The Art of French Cooking for American audiences.
This is a photo of Julia Child's kitchen when she relocated back to the United States.
Julia Carolyn McWilliams Child (1912 - 2004). Julia was 91 years old when she left us.