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My Life in France
May 27, 2006 3:43 PM   Subscribe

My Life in France by Julia Child (discussed here, and here) has been published posthumously with the assistance of Alex Prud'homme.
posted by grapefruitmoon (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sounds like a wonderful book.
...how to survive a French dinner party—“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!”
How to survive France, more like!

Child seems to be an American Fanny Cradock; only not completely terrifying, and a better cook.
posted by jack_mo at 4:40 PM on May 27, 2006


Excellent, thanks grapefrutimoon. Your post couldn't be more timely - I was looking for a gift for the upcoming birthday of a friend who is a wonderful cook. I've given her so many cookbooks and kitchen gadgets - this seems like just the thing since she is a francophile too. From the except, it looks to be a good read.

I spoke to Julia Child briefly once when I was touring WGBH. She was in her mid 80s and still an imposing figure. What a voice, what a presence! It was an ever so fleeing encounter, but it sticks with me.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:32 PM on May 27, 2006


We got this for my mother-in-law for mothers' day (she LOVES Julia Child) and so far, she's enjoying it.

&lt< !->snark>A+++++ Would recommend this pepsi blue&lt< !->/snark>
posted by JMOZ at 8:04 PM on May 27, 2006


Damn, that worked in preview.
posted by JMOZ at 8:04 PM on May 27, 2006


I'm reading it now. It's fantastic.
posted by boomchicka at 8:58 PM on May 27, 2006


"Gardez le foie!"
posted by rob511 at 11:41 PM on May 27, 2006


Neat post. I'd love to read this book. Good cooking shows make me feel peaceful and at home, even when I'm not. Julia was such a warm-hearted being.
posted by bardic at 12:43 AM on May 28, 2006


Juliea Child was one hell of a chef. I remember watching her shows as a child - later in life learning her cardinal rule of always having a glass of red wine at hand whilst cooking :) I remember wishing she was my gtrandmother so I could pop around to her house for a chat and some great treats.
posted by Funmonkey1 at 1:42 AM on May 28, 2006


Rob 511 - there goes another monitor...
posted by Sk4n at 5:06 AM on May 28, 2006



...how to survive a French dinner party—“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!”


Or -- how to survive a metafilter thread...
posted by NewBornHippy at 5:30 AM on May 28, 2006


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