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The Resource My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme

My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme

Label
My Life in France
Title
My Life in France
Statement of responsibility
Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme
Title variation
My life in France
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Bon appétit!--From publisher description
Summary
A memoir begun just months before Child's death describes the legendary food expert's years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence and her journey from a young woman from Pasadena who cannot cook or speak any French to the publication of her legendary Mastering cookbooks and her winning the hearts of America as "The French Chef."
Tone
Writing style
Award
IACP Cookbook Awards, Literary Food Writing, 2007.
Biography type
autobiography
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189233
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Child, Julia
Dewey number
641.5/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.C47
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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Prud'homme, Alex
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True
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  • Child, Julia
  • Cooks
  • Cooks
  • Cookery, French
Target audience
adult
Label
My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
I: La Belle France -- Le Cordon Bleu -- Three hearty eaters -- Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise -- II: French recipes for American cooks -- Mastering the art -- Son of mastering -- The French chef in France -- From Julia Child's kitchen -- Fin
Control code
ocn144225320
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xi, 352 p.
Isbn
9780307474858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009288408
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)144225320
Label
My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
  • Includes index
Contents
I: La Belle France -- Le Cordon Bleu -- Three hearty eaters -- Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise -- II: French recipes for American cooks -- Mastering the art -- Son of mastering -- The French chef in France -- From Julia Child's kitchen -- Fin
Control code
ocn144225320
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xi, 352 p.
Isbn
9780307474858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009288408
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)144225320

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