Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm reading Julie Child's My Life in France,
and enjoying it immensely. I generally avoid memoirs,
and bio/autobiographies rarely succeed at capturing
my imagination. But this book was a gift, and, happily,
it whips along with a spirited and often humorous narrative
that has me heading to bed early every evening
for my pre-sleep reading fix. (My prix-fixe reading sleep?!)
Ms. Child (whom I think of as Our Lady of Save the Liver)
charges into the world of French cuisine and culture with
gusto and an intense joie de vivre. More on this later.


  1. Mais, apres Julia, MFK Fischer! Vive la cuisine!

  2. Joannie, I've had MFK Fischer on my shelf for years, but I've only read her chapter on how to scramble eggs: s-l-o-w-l-y. Maybe it's time to pick her up again.