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Old 04-20-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Julia Child - My Life in France

Ok - technically, this isn't a cookbook.....

has anyone read this yet? Is it worth buying? or just getting from the library?

I had read a brief synopsis on it and it sounds really interesting.. I never knew she was 6'2" - that's my height!!! and the fact she was 37 before she got serious about cooking - my age.... weird huh?

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Old 04-20-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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I am on the waiting list for this book at the library. I read Julia's biography a few years back. This new book just focuses on her time in France, her early years of marriage and her introduction to cooking. I am very anxious to get this and read it!
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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I picked it up from the library and just started it. So far, very good.....
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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Everytime I see anything on her life, I watch - fabulously interesting woman!!
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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I loved her Bio, so the next time I go to Borders, the new book is on my list. I don't buy a lot of books (mostly because I read way too much to be able to afford it), but this will be added to my shelf.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:37 AM   #6
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Julie Child was awesome. Check out my siggy.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:08 AM   #7
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If you like Julia Child, you might be interested in trying to find some of the earlier Elizabeth David cookbooks. She was an Englishwoman who wrote cookery books with lots of anecdotes. Her first books were in the early 50s. My Mum bought her books when she was first married and loved them. Elizabeth David's books must have been like a breath of fresh air for British housewives after the years of rationing and war-time deprivation of anything other than basic foods. Here's a bit about her from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_David
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:57 PM   #8
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Kathy, Julia was 37 before she even learned to cook! and over 50 before she first went on TV.

There's quuite a difference between this book and the earlier bio. This book she co-wrote with her nephew. She was not very fond of the biography.....
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:01 PM   #9
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I checked it out from the library earlier this summer and really, really enjoyed it. There are some great photos that her husband Paul took, too.
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This looks like a good book!
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