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My Life in France by Julia Child
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Oct 16, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Agnes by: Liz Glasgow
Recommended for: Interested in living abroad and/or cooking
Read in October, 2008 , read count: 1

I love Julia Child, it turns out! This memoir is fun and I want to live her life. I want to live in Paris, Marseille, Oslo and Boston too, creating sumptuous recipes, hanging out with James Beard and decorating a summer house in Provence. Seriously, why am I not her? I wouldn't even mind being dead since 2004.

I am totally convinced that her cookbooks are the foremost authorities on French cooking, now that I've seen how many times she would experiment with a basic recipe to get it right. Makes me want to read her cookbooks cover to cover to actually learn how to really cook. Good thing her "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" vols. 1 and 2 have been on my Amazon wishlist for a year...and my birthday is coming up...these might be fun for several people to go in together on...there are also her "The French Chef" dvds, also conveniently located on my wishlist...

I am nothing if not subtle.
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Eszter i think your funny gene is emerging.

message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I have to know - what kept it from the full five stars?

Agnes She did overdo the whining about how hard it was to work with Simca. That got a bit much. I would say it's about 4.5 stars. I'll think about upgrading it to 5.

Margaret oh my gosh, I love that you mention you wouldn't mind being dead since 2004.

message 1: by Rory (new)

Rory Stop being so cute on GoodReads. This is about serious book stuff.

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