My Life in France

  Appropriately titled.  My Life in France is a memoir by none other than Julia Child describing her 12 year struggle to publish Mastering the Art of French Cooking (MAFC).  Mme. Cheeld (as her French cooking instructor would refer to her)  takes us on an incredible journey through post war Paris.  From her arrival in France, to a luncheon of Dover Sole (which she described as having changed her life), to her collaboration with fellow authors Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, this memoir is a must read for all Julia Child fans.  The result of her incredible passion was of course Volume One of MAFC, which would, some 40 years later, become the basis for Julie Powell’s blog and later book Julie and Julia.  I loved it. Buy it here: