Julia Child – My Life in France

Posted on July 14, 2012
Hi, Everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! We had no plans for this weekend, and since life is usually pretty busy for us, I love it when I have nowhere to go and nothing to do! Yesterday we went to get some produce at a local farm; we got some delicious peaches (that smell heavenly!) and fresh sweet corn (the best sweet corn I have ever had in my life! It was as sweet as candy!) Here’s a glimpse of my lazy Saturday morning… English Breakfast Tea, fresh fruit and a Julia Child’s My Life in France. This is my idea of a lazy summer morning!
If you are a fan of Julia Child or enjoyed the movie Julie&Julia, and haven’t yet read this book, I would definitely recommend it! It’s an endearing account of Julia’s life and culinary adventures in Paris, and it is laugh-out-loud funny! From all the funny stories and familiar moments from Julie&Julia to insights into post-war Paris and Julia’s memories of Le Cordon Bleu and Parisian life, it’s a heart-warming story of her love for her husband, their life in France, and good food! It’s a perfect summer read!
I love this part of the book where Julia describes how her teacher at Le Cordon Bleu made scrambled eggs- “His eggs were always perfect, and although he must have made this dish several thousand times,  he always took great pride and pleasure in this performance. Bugnard insisted that one pay attention, learn the correct technique, and that one enjoy one’s cooking – ‘Yes, Madame Scheeld, fun!’ he’d say. ‘Joy!’ It was a remarkable lesson. No dish, not even the humble scrambled egg was too much trouble for him. ‘You never forget a beautiful thing that you have made,’ he said. ‘Even after you eat it, it stays with you – always.”
Have a great rest of your weekend, Everyone!

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  • Mariana July 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

    It sounds like such a fun book 🙂
    And I love that last quote- I think that will be my motto whenever I am cooking/baking now!

    • Maria July 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      It really is! I love that quote too :o)

  • Jill Elaine July 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Looks like a really good book! I loved the movie Julie and Julia!!

  • weiya @ enjoyer of grace July 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Hi Maria! I’ve been meaning to tell you how much I love your new blog layout! That sounded like the most wonderful morning! 🙂

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