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Friday, February 12, 2010

Books written by chefs about French food will make you crazy hungry.

I just finished reading Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France

What an amazing and inspiring woman! 

At age 36, Julia moved to Paris with her husband Paul, who’d accepted a job running the exhibits office at the American embassy.  She arrived in the City of Love without any cooking skills to speak of, and fell, head over heels, for la cuisine française.  A year later, she was enrolled in a six-week intensive course at The Cordon Bleu.

Voilà!  A culinary legend was born.

On this Valentine’s Day weekend and the weekends and weekdays that follow, may you pursue your own dreams with as much gusto, drive, passion, precision, curiosity, and joy as Ms. Child did.

That is my goal for myself, and my wish for you, dear At Play blog readers.

Bon appétit!

1 comment:

  1. absolutely love Julia! i grew up watching her (wo)man-handle chicken. it was glorious!