My Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child,Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-04-04
ISBN 10: 0307264726
ISBN 13: 9780307264725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Julia's story of her transformative years in France in her own words is "captivating ... her marvelously distinctive voice is present on every page.” (San Francisco Chronicle). Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story—struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took the Childs across the globe—unfolds with the spirit so key to Julia’s success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of America’s most endearing personalities.

My Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child,Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0307475018
ISBN 13: 9780307475015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Review:

The legendary food expert describes her years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence and her journey from a young woman who could not cook or speak any French to the publication of her cookbooks and becoming "The French Chef."

My Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0307474852
ISBN 13: 9780307474858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Review:

The legendary food expert describes her years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence and her journey from a young woman who could not cook or speak any French to the publication of her cookbooks and becoming "The French Chef."

My Good Life in France

My Good Life in France
Author: Janine Marsh
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 1782437339
ISBN 13: 9781782437338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Good Life in France Book Review:

One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined. These are the true tales of Janine's rollercoaster ride through a different culture - one that, to a Brit from the city, was in turns surprising, charming and not the least bit baffling.

France is a Feast

France is a Feast
Author: Katherine Pratt,Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9780500519073
ISBN 13: 0500519072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France is a Feast Book Review:

Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attach� for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul."Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Author: Julia Child
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 587962076X
ISBN 13: 9785879620764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book Review:

Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere, wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, with the right instruction. And here is the book that, for forty years, has been teaching Americans how.Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with more than one hundred instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because: It leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection. It breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations bound to increase anyone s culinary repertoire.

The Seine The River that Made Paris

The Seine  The River that Made Paris
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0393609367
ISBN 13: 9780393609363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seine The River that Made Paris Book Review:

A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino. Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between. Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light. She discovers the story of Sequana—the Gallo-Roman healing goddess who gave the Seine its name—and follows the river through Paris, where it determined the city’s destiny and now snakes through all aspects of daily life. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, sips champagne at a vineyard along the river, and even dares to go for a swim. She finds the Seine in art, literature, music, and movies from Renoir and Les Misérables to Puccini and La La Land. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris has touched her own life. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic story of how water from the depths of the Seine saved Notre-Dame from destruction during the devastating fire in April 2019. A “storyteller at heart” (June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune) with a “sumptuous eye for detail” (Sinclair McKay, Daily Telegraph), Sciolino braids memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine’s winding route. The Seine offers a love letter to Paris and the most romantic river in the world, and invites readers to explore its magic for themselves.

The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris
Author: David Lebovitz
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 0767932129
ISBN 13: 9780767932127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sweet Life in Paris Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen and L'Appart, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections. Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. Once you stop laughing, the more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.

My Four Seasons in France

My Four Seasons in France
Author: Janine Marsh
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN 10: 1789290481
ISBN 13: 9781789290486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Four Seasons in France Book Review:

A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband Mark gave up their city jobs in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home - an ancient, dilapidated barn - and fitting in with the peculiarities of her new neighbours, Janine is now the go-to expat in the area for those seeking to get to grips with a very different way of life. In the Seven Valleys, each season brings new challenges as well as new delights. Freezing weather in February threaten the lives of some of the four-legged locals; snow in March results in a broken arm, which in turn leads to an etiquette lesson at the local hospital; and a dramatic hailstorm in July destroys cars and houses, ultimately bringing the villagers closer together. With warmth and humour, Janine showcases a uniquely French outlook as two eternally ambitious expats drag a neglected farmhouse to life and stumble across the hidden gems of this very special part of the world ________________ Praise for Janine Marsh's My Good Life in France: 'Warm, uplifting, and effervescent ... Janine's voice and humor bubble right off the page, making you want to pack your bags and visit her fixer-upper home in rural France' - Samantha Verant, author of Seven Letters from Paris 'If you've ever dreamed of discovering "the real France", you won't want to miss this delightful book' - Keith Van Sickle, author of One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

The Secret Life of France

The Secret Life of France
Author: Lucy Wadham
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN 10: 0571252257
ISBN 13: 9780571252251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of France Book Review:

At the age of eighteen Lucy Wadham ran away from English boys and into the arms of a Frenchman. Twenty-five years later, having married in a French Catholic Church, put her children through the French educational system and divorced in a French court of law, Wadham is perfectly placed to explore the differences between Britain and France. Using both her personal experiences and the lessons of French history and culture, she examines every aspect of French life - from sex and adultery to money, happiness, race and politics - in this funny and engrossing account of our most intriguing neighbour.

Words in a French Life

Words in a French Life
Author: Kristin Espinasse
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 0743287290
ISBN 13: 9780743287296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words in a French Life Book Review:

Shares the author's experience as an American French major who relocated to France, married, and raised a family, in an account that shares numerous everyday French words and phrases that are unlikely to be taught in classrooms.

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating
Author: Ann Mah
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 110163815X
ISBN 13: 9781101638156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering the Art of French Eating Book Review:

The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths. Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.

Long Ago In France

Long Ago In France
Author: M.F.K. Fisher
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1992-02-15
ISBN 10: 0671755145
ISBN 13: 9780671755140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Ago In France Book Review:

Recounts the author's three year stay in Dijon before the outbreak of World War II, and details the people encountered there

Dearie

Dearie
Author: Bob Spitz
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307473414
ISBN 13: 9780307473417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dearie Book Review:

Draws on the iconic culinary figure's personal diaries and letters to present a one-hundredth birthday commemoration that offers insight into her role in shaping women's views and influencing American approaches to cooking.

My Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child,Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0307475018
ISBN 13: 9780307475015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Review:

The legendary food expert describes her years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence and her journey from a young woman who could not cook or speak any French to the publication of her cookbooks and becoming "The French Chef."

The Tenth Muse

The Tenth Muse
Author: Judith Jones
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-24
ISBN 10: 0307498255
ISBN 13: 9780307498250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tenth Muse Book Review:

From the legendary editor who helped shape modern cookbook publishing-one of the food world's most admired figures-comes this evocative and inspiring memoir. Living in Paris after World War II, Jones broke free of bland American food and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States she published Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The rest is publishing and gastronomic history. A new world now opened up to Jones as she discovered, with her husband Evan, the delights of American food, publishing some of the premier culinary luminaries of the twentieth century: from Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher to Claudia Roden, Edna Lewis, and Lidia Bastianich. Here also are fifty of Jones's favorite recipes collected over a lifetime of cooking-each with its own story and special tips. The Tenth Muse is an absolutely charming memoir by a woman who was present at the creation of the American food revolution and played a pivotal role in shaping it.

In a French Kitchen

In a French Kitchen
Author: Susan Herrmann Loomis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 0698191080
ISBN 13: 9780698191082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a French Kitchen Book Review:

A delightful celebration of French life and the cooks who turn even the simplest meals into an occasion Even before Susan Herrmann Loomis wrote her now-classic memoir, On Rue Tatin, American readers have been compelled by books about the French’s ease with cooking. With In a French Kitchen, Loomis—an expat who long ago traded her American grocery store for a bustling French farmer’s market—demystifies in lively prose the seemingly effortless je ne sais quoi behind a simple French meal. One by one, readers are invited to meet the busy people of Louviers and surrounding villages and towns of Loomis’s adopted home, from runway-chic Edith, who has zero passion for cooking—but a love of food that inspires her to whip up an array of mouthwatering dishes—to Nathalie, who becomes misty-eyed as she talks about her mother’s Breton cooking, then goes on to reproduce it. Through friends and neighbors like these, Loomis learns that delicious, even decadent meals don’t have to be complicated. Are French cooks better organized when planning and shopping? Do they have a greater ability to improvise with whatever they have on hand when unexpected guests arrive? The answer to both is: Yes. But they also have an innate understanding of food and cooking, are instinctively knowledgeable about seasonal produce, and understand what combination of simple ingredients will bring out the best of their gardens or local markets. Thankfully for American readers, In a French Kitchen shares the everyday French tips, secrets, and eighty-five recipes that allow them to turn every meal into a sumptuous occasion.

The Apprentice

The Apprentice
Author: Jacques Pépin
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780618444113
ISBN 13: 0618444114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apprentice Book Review:

The popular television cooking show host traces his rise from an intimidated thirteen-year-old apprentice to a famous chef, recounting his work under prestigious teachers, his journey to America, and his experiences with contemporaries.

A Kitchen in France

A Kitchen in France
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0804185603
ISBN 13: 9780804185608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kitchen in France Book Review:

With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports you to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. "This is real food: delicious, honest recipes that celebrate the beauty of picking what is ripe and in season, and capture the essence of life in rural France." —Alice Waters When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will bring the warmth of rural France into your home.

Born Hungry

Born Hungry
Author: Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Astra Publishing House
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN 10: 1635925606
ISBN 13: 9781635925609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born Hungry Book Review:

How did Julia Child become one of America's most celebrated and beloved chefs? Her grandnephew reveals her story in this picture book that Jacques Pepin calls a "vivid portrait . . . an enjoyable read." Julia's kid-friendly recipe for Oeufs Brouillés (Scrambled Eggs) is included! Julia Child was born hungry, but she was not born a chef. In fact, Julia didn’t discover her passion for cooking until she had a life-changing luncheon in France and became determined to share her newfound love of food with everyone. In Paris, Julia devoured recipe books, shopped in outdoor markets, consumed all kinds of foods, and whipped through culinary school. And although she wasn't always successful in the kitchen, she was determined to "master the art" of French cooking. Through perseverance and grit, Julia became a chef who shared her passion with the world, making cooking fun, and turning every meal into a special event. Alex Prud'homme's firsthand knowledge paired with Sarah Green's vibrant and energetic illustrations showcases Julia's life and celebrates her enduring legacy.