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My Life in France by Julia Child
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Jul 01, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: american, european, non-fiction, memoir, food, src-summer-2011
Read in June, 2011

This book is so joyful, and got me so hungry. I also tried out how to make scrambled eggs according to Chef Bugnard at Le Cordon Blue, and it was awesome (secret: heat barely stirred eggs over low heat and be patient).

Julia Child does come off as a rather 'my way or the highway' person at times, and her relationship with her father - and her criticism of her dear French friend and co-author, Simca - makes me rather uncomfortable indeed. There is also a jerky quality to the writing.

Despite all that though, this is a wonderful celebration of all things that make life worth living - good food, good friends, and curiosity.

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