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JenlovesJT47
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I love Julia Child, and this popped up in the search results when looking for books about France. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I learned about some interesting people, including the Childs (love them!), James Beard and M.F.K. Fisher. On the other hand, the title is very misleading, as this big meeting of these famous cooks and writers only takes place in one chapter of the book. It‘s very repetitive, and the author‘s need ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 To reintroduce us to the main characters multiple times in each chapter really started to grate on my nerves. Some sections were fascinating, like when they would all get together and cook a big dinner. Other parts were incredibly boring. Overall, I‘d give this 2.5 ⭐️ I learned some things so I can‘t say it was a waste. Only recommended for serious foodies or those interested in the lives of these famous cooks/authors. 1mo
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JenlovesJT47 @kspenmoll thank you!! 🤗😘 1mo
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Tali
My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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Love! One of my favorite food memoirs.

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Foragingfantasy
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I loved the hell out of this book. It captures everything I feel about food and cooking. Food can be such a sexy thing. Preparing it. Cooking it. Eating it. When it‘s good; It‘s a religious experience. I liked the language and the rawness. It‘s a winner for me.

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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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📚Indoors
📚coffee ☕️/gin and tonic 🥃
📚France because I‘m slightly obsessed with the food after finishing My Life in France. 🍽
📚turquoise
📚yes and no-it‘s patterned with bright green as well 😂

#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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cjk
My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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I became intrigued with Julia Child after re-watching the movie, Julie and Julia. I saw the movie when it was first released, but it didn‘t make an impression on me at the time. My Life in France is a charming account of Julia and her husband, Paul‘s life overseas and a fascinating look into the evolution of one of the world‘s most influential cooks.

cj82487 I just recently watched the movie on Hulu. I'll have to put this on my TBR 4mo
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cj82487
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I finally watched this movie... I know I'm late to the game... but omg I loved it. Now, I must get my hands on the book because the book is always better!

cjk I ❤️ this movie! I listened to Julie and Julia and I‘m making my way through My Life in France. P.s. I hear Meryl Streep‘s voice in my head when I‘m reading 😂 4mo
cj82487 @cjk I loved it too! Meryl was so dramatic but I ate it up this morning watching it. I think I'm going to download the ebook tonight bc it was just such a treat to watch 4mo
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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AmyG I loved this book. 💕 5mo
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Loric
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It takes skill and craft to be able to write the intimate details of your life for others to read (especially when it‘s an average kind of life you live) while managing to find an overarching message that others can grow and learn from, but Julie Powell did. Cooking her way through Julia Child‘s Mastering the Art of French Cooking (524 recipes in 365 days) and blogging it, she shares a journey peppered with profanity, humor and self-deprecation.

cathysaid I‘m not a huge movie buff and RARELY go to the theatre, but this is a movie I truly enjoyed. 5mo
LapReader I loved the movie too @cathysaid 5mo
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