When Julia Child arrived in Paris in 1948, ‘a six-foot-two-inch, thirty-six-year-old, rather loud and unserious Californian’, she barely spoke a word of French and didn’t know the first thing about cooking.
As she fell in love with French culture – buying food at local markets, sampling the local bistros, and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu – her life began to change forever. We follow her extraordinary transformation from kitchen ingénue to internationally renowned (and internationally loved) expert in French cuisine.
After watching the film Julie and Julia, I have been fascinated with Julia Child and her life so being able to read this book was my idea of heaven. I got to know so much more about Julia and I loved the way there are photographs in the book. It was a fascinating and eye opening read, with some delicious sounding recipes that made my stomach growl. Reading this book you can see how affectionate and humbling Julia is. It was a wonderful and charming read and I am so glad I had the chance to read it. I now want to go and watch the film again even though I have watched it many many times.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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