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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Life in France

I love reading. I also love classic movies. I was going through Netflix and came across Julie & Julia. I watched it and loved it! I ended up purchasing the movie and I have watched it a million times already!!

I love the scenes, the clothes and the food. Meryl Streep is a fantastic actress! I then "googled" Julia Child's books and saw My Life in France. This is a wonderful book! I downloaded it onto my Kindle and I just can't get enough of it. Julia Child tells the story of how she and her husband Paul lived in France. 

Her husband Paul wrote letters to his twin brother and Julia wrote letters also. No one threw anything away so you have all of this beautiful information that has been put into the book. She gives such vivid details into their lives and the food! This is such a delicious book! Here is a passage from the book that I read recently....

"It was near lunchtime, and though we were hardly used to such elegance, we looked at each other and said, "Why not?' There weren't many patrons yet and we were seated in a gorgeous semicircular banquette. The headwaiter laid menus before us, and then the sommelier, an imposing but kindly Bordeaux specialist in his fifties, arrived. He introduced himself with a nod: "Monsieur Henocq." The restaurant began to fill up, and over the course of the next two hours we had a leisurely and nearly perfect luncheon. The meal began with little shells filled with sea scallops and mushrooms robed in a classically beautiful winy cream sauce. Then we had wonderful duck dish, and cheeses, and a rich dessert, followed by coffee". 

Just wonderful and so is the video of the movie below. Enjoy!

Julia Child in 1970

The book 

Meryl Streep in Julia Julie

(all photos Google)

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