I have just concluded my first reading of ‘My Life in France’. I am suprised by my feelings of sadness. I have always seen Julia Child as one of the founding fathers of cooking shows, but had no idea what her life entailed. I was unaware of the fact that she was 37 years of age when she began her cooking instruction at Le Cordon Blue, Paris. 37 years old! That is wonderful! I’m just 30….there is hope for me yet! Oh my stars! But the sadness is there….sad that there will be no more auto-biographies. I could read, read, read and read stories about her life. She was an amazing woman. How lucky her nephew was to have her.
Sidenote: I have just purchased Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vols. 1 & 2. I am going to start on page one and not stop until I am finished. Unlike the Julia/Julie project…I will not post my experiement. I will keep you all abreast of how it’s going…but only when it turns out edible.
My obsession with France continues. Next on my nightstand: The French Menu Cookbook by Richard Olney. Makes me want to call in sick to work.