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My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times Julia Child

My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times By Julia Child

My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times by Julia Child


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Bursting with Child's adventurous and humorous spirit, My Life in France captures post-war Paris with wonderful vividness and charm.

My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times Summary

My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times: The Life Story of Julia Child by Julia Child

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 ingenue to internationally renowned (and internationally loved) expert in French cuisine.

Bursting with Child's adventurous and humorous spirit, My Life in France captures post-war Paris with wonderful vividness and charm.

***PRAISE FOR MY LIFE IN FRANCE***

'Whether you have [seen Julie & Julia] or not, you must read this charming, eccentric memoir from Julia Child, a towering figure in the world of cookery' Independent on Sunday

'This idiosyncratic and engaging book captures perfectly Child's innocent introduction to the world of French food... a delightful read, full of wickedly dry wit, mouth-watering descriptions of food and drink and a joie de vivre that is positively infectious' Daily Mail

'Child's exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming account... chronicles, in mouth-watering detail, the meals and the food markets that sparked her interest in French cooking, and her growing appreciation of all things French' New York Times

'Luscious... the large-as-life presence of Julia Child looms on every page' Washington Times

'Lively, infectious... Her elegant but unfussy prose pulls the reader into her stories' Chicago Sun Times

'Captivating... her marvellously distinctive voice is present on every page' San Francisco Chronicle

My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times Reviews

Child's exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming account ... chronicles, in mouth-watering detail, the meals and the food markets that sparked her interest in French cooking, and her growing appreciation of all things French.

* New York Times *

Luscious ... The large-as-life presence of Julia Child looms on every page.

* Washington Times *

Whether you have [seen Julie & Julia] or not, you must read this charming, eccentric memoir from Julia Child, a towering figure in the world of cookery.

* Independent on Sunday *

About Julia Child

Julia Child (1912-2004) was born in California and worked for American intelligence during World War II. Afterwards she lived in Paris, studied at the Cordon Bleu and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of the bestselling classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) that has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Olivia Potts is an award-winning food writer and chef. In 2017, she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and was awarded the Young British Foodies Fresh Voices in Food Writing Award. Her first book, A Half Baked Idea, won the Fortnum and Mason's Debut Food Book Award 2020. Now Olivia is the cookery columnist for the Spectator, and also writes for the New Statesman, the Guardian and the Telegraph, among others.

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My Life in France: 'exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming' New York Times: The Life Story of Julia Child by Julia Child
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