Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A life well lived...

The September 5th selection of the Reading Club for the Food Obsessed is one many of you have probably worked through already. But since I just finished it yesterday, I'm putting it on everyone else's list. The book, of course, is My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme. It is a fabulous memoir of life in France, as lived by Julia and her husband Paul from the late 1940's to the mid 80's. The book is so well written, and only increased my respect for "Julie" and made me appreciate even more what she accomplished in her career, when women in the kitchen were a true rarity. Plus her stories of "la belle France" in the mid-century will have you eating your heart out and leave you ravenously hungry. A great, satisfying escape for those of us who dream of food, cooking, and France!

1 comment:

kab said...

This is a truly fantastic book, not only for Julia fanatics or foodie types, but for anyone who wants to read about a passionate woman who lived life to its fullest. This is Julia as she discovers her calling, before she becomes the icon (or caricature) that was created by the media. It also tells the story of a loving but unlikely couple, Julia over six feet tall with horsey good looks and Paul, a shorter, bald diplomat ten years her senior. Can't recommend it highly enough!