Jean-marcel's Reviews > As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece

As Always, Julia by Joan Reardon
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Jun 05, 2012

did not like it

Mostly stultifying. You have to be pretty devoted to really want to read peoples' personal correspondence, and this is just that. Two women natter on endlessly about: stainless steel kitchen utensils and how much they suck, how much Joe Mcarthy sucks, how different life in Paris is from life in Washington, how Frenchmen are stuck up, how Frenchmen are amazing, how you can't get good spices in 1953 USA, how you can't get white bread in 1953 France, how publishers drag their feet, how men like to be lazy and eat steak, how sick so-and-so is, how awful so-and-so is, how "it would be great to see youuuuuu!", and on, and on, and on. If you're expecting recipes, you'll be disappointed. If you're expecting much other than idle gossip that is sixty years out of date, find another book.
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