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My Life in France.

Culinary History] Child, Julia with Alex Prud'homme.

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ISBN 10: 1400043468 / ISBN 13: 9781400043460
Published by Knopf, New York, 2006
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A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This memoir by Julia Child of her life in France was the source book for the movie Julie & Julia that depicts her introduction to French food and where she found her culinary calling. Her story begins in 1948 when Julia first landed in Le Havre, France and follows her personal awakening that changed her life. She enrolled in the Cordon Bleu, received her degree and began teaching cooking classes with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. This trio of gastronomics would eventually team up to write the first volume of what would become "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". This book documents Julia Child's transformation from the one-time government worker to one of the world's most famous chefs. Bookseller Inventory # 23899

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Title: My Life in France.

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition

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The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France—and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams—in her own words.
Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story—struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took the Childs across the globe—unfolds with the spirit so key to Julia’s success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of America’s most endearing personalities.

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Julia Child single handedly awakened America to the pleasures of good cooking with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she didn't know the first thing about cooking when she landed in France.

Indeed, when she first arrived in 1948 with her husband, Paul, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever. Julia's unforgettable story unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a cook and teacher and writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.

Julie & Julia is now a major motion picture (releasing in August 2009) starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. It is partially based on her memoir, My Life in France. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see larger images.



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