My Life in France Book
Score: 4
From 172 Ratings

My Life in France


  • Author : Julia Child
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2006-04-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0307264726

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My Life in France Book Description :

The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France—and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams—in her own words. 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 Book
Score: 4
From 152 Ratings

My Life in France


  • Author : Julia Child
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307475015

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My Life in France Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 152 Ratings

My Life in France


  • Author : Julia Child
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0307277690

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My Life in France Book Description :

A memoir begun just months before Child's death describes the legendary food expert's years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence and her journey from a young woman from Pasadena who cannot cook or speak any French to the publication of her legendary Mastering cookbooks and her winning the hearts of America as "The French Chef." Reprint. 175,000 first printing.

My Good Life in France Book

My Good Life in France


  • Author : Janine Marsh
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782437338

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My Good Life in France Book Description :

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 Book

France is a Feast


  • Author : Katherine Pratt
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0500519072

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France is a Feast Book Description :

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.

Julie and Julia Book
Score: 3
From 170 Ratings

Julie and Julia


  • Author : Julie Powell
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759514577

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Julie and Julia Book Description :

The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) that inspired Julie & Julia, the major motion picture directed by Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia. Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey -- life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and crv®me brvalv©e.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book
Score: 4.5
From 73 Ratings

Mastering the Art of French Cooking


  • Author : Julia Child
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394721781

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking Book Description :

Explains for the novice American cook the special ingredients and cooking techniques involved in preparing the wide variety of French dishes featured

My Life in Politics Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

My Life in Politics


  • Author : Jacques Chirac
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137088031

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My Life in Politics Book Description :

Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, a recent poll voted him the most admired political figure in France, with current president Nicolas Sarkozy ranking in 32nd place. This memoir covers the full scope of Chirac's political career of more than 50 years and includes the last century's most significant events. A protégé of General de Gaulle, Chirac started political life after France's defeat in Algeria in the early 1960s. He then became Prime Minister George de Pompidou's "bulldozer" and a personal negotiator with Saddam Hussein for France's oil interests in the Persian Gulf. He sold Iraq its first nuclear reactor and incurred the wrath of the United States and Israel, which he discusses in striking detail. As mayor of Paris, Chirac was famed for his success in beautifying the City of Lights and keeping it whole during the heady days of the 1968 riots. As president in the 1990s and early 2000s, Chirac took controversial steps to privatize the economy and plan the European Union. Chirac seldom pulls punches and in several dramatic chapters describes his opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2002 and his personal meetings with George W. Bush. These landmark events are brought into sharp focus in this memoir that the popular French magazine Paris Match said "steals the show" even after its author decamped the presidential palace.

The Tenth Muse Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Tenth Muse


  • Author : Judith Jones
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307277442

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The Tenth Muse Book Description :

A revered cookbook editor and culinary authority traces her lifelong love affair with food, from her discovery of the culinary delights of French cookery while living in Paris following World War II, her publication of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the influence of James Beard, Madhur Jaffrey, and other great cooks on American cuisine. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Secret Life of France Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Secret Life of France


  • Author : Lucy Wadham
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2009-10-29
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571252251

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The Secret Life of France Book Description :

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.

Dearie Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Dearie


  • Author : Bob Spitz
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 557
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307473417

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Dearie Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 152 Ratings

My Life in France


  • Author : Julia Child
  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780715639924

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My Life in France Book Description :

When Julia Child arrived in Paris in 1948, a six-foot-two-inch, thirty-six-year-old, rather loud and unserious Californian, she spoke barely a few words of French and did not know the first thing about cooking. What's a shallot? she asked her husband Paul, as they waited for their sole meunière during their very first lunch in France, which she was to describe later as 'the most exciting meal of my life'. As she fell in love with French culture, buying food at local markets, sampling the local bistros and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life began to change forever, and My Life in France follows her extraordinary transformation from kitchen ingénue to internationally renowned (and loved) expert in French cuisine. Bursting with adventurous and humorous spirit, Julia Child captures post-war Paris with wonderful vividness and charm.

My French Life Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

My French Life


  • Author : Vicki Archer
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077121450

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My French Life Book Description :

Offering an insider's view of life and culture in France, an intimate account describes how the author achieved her lifelong dream when she and her family purchased a seventeenth-century property in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and spent three years restoring the farmhouse and the surrounding land.

Tout Sweet Book

Tout Sweet


  • Author : Karen Wheeler
  • Publisher : McArthur & Co
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770870796

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Tout Sweet Book Description :

Set on the Ile de Ré and the Poitou-Charentes, TOUT SWEET is a feel-good tale of a former newspaper fashion editor who hangs up her high heels to renovate a village house in France. In her mid-thirties the author had it all: a successful career as a fashion editor, handsome boyfriend, fab flat in west London and a gorgeous array of shoes. But when her significant other leaves, she wonders if there is more to life than a collection of great accessories. So, she hangs up her Manolos and waves goodbye to her city lifestyle, moving to France to renovate a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, western France. There she encounters a host of new friends and unsuitable suitors, soon learning that true happiness can be found in the simplest of things – a bike ride through the countryside on a summer evening, or six glasses of pineau in a neighbour ’s garden. Perfect reading if you’ve ever dreamed of chucking away your BlackBerry in favour of real blackberrying and downshifting to a simpler life abroad.

The Apprentice Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

The Apprentice


  • Author : Jacques Pepin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0618444114

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The Apprentice Book Description :

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.

The Sweet Life in Paris Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

The Sweet Life in Paris


  • Author : David Lebovitz
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-05
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0767932129

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The Sweet Life in Paris Book Description :

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  Part Time  Paris Life Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

My Part Time Paris Life


  • Author : Lisa Anselmo
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466875821

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My Part Time Paris Life Book Description :

Poignant, touching, and lively, this memoir of a woman who loses her mother and creates a new life for herself in Paris will speak to anyone who has lost a parent or reinvented themselves. Lisa Anselmo wrapped her entire life around her mother, a strong woman who was a defining force in her daughter’s life—maybe too defining. When her mother dies from breast cancer, Lisa realizes she hadn’t built a life of her own, and struggles to find her purpose. Who is she without her mother—and her mother’s expectations? Desperate for answers, she reaches for a lifeline in the form of an apartment in Paris, refusing to play it safe for the first time. What starts out as a lurching act of survival sets Lisa on a course that reshapes her life in ways she never could have imagined. But how can you imagine a life bigger than anything you’ve ever known? In the vein of Eat, Pray, Love and Wild, My (Part-time) Paris Life a story is for anyone who’s ever felt lost or hopeless, but still holds out hope of something more. This candid memoir explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness.

Killing Time Book

Killing Time


  • Author : Jimmy Barnes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460713105

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Killing Time Book Description :

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss - this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than forty yarns reflecting an epic life – from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York, and a doomed haircut in Thailand to a madcap misunderstanding in a Japanese ski resort, a family feud on a remote coral atoll, and an all-too-revealing appearance for a Sydney charity. PRAISE FOR KILLING TIME: A moving and deeply felt kaleidoscope of life, love, family, music, friendship and the fragility of time. Barnes proved his storytelling mettle with his memoirs. But in Killing Time he has refined his unique voice with this wildly entertaining suite of tales, anecdotes, observations and reflections that can have you laughing out loud on one page and moved to tears on the next. It is all here, the joys and fears of parenthood, the search for your sense of place, fortune-tellers, the loss of beloved pets, bad golf, ghosts, backstage stories, celebrities, the homeless, and the wonder of being alive, all told with searing honesty. What sets Barnes's writing above the rest is that it comes from an authentic and soulful place. His work cannot help but ring true, like the strike of a tuning fork. - MATT CONDON Jimmy Barnes is never a bystander. Stories happen to him. He not only remembers every circumstance, he has the ability to distil the moment in a way that's both poetic and uncontrived. He's funny, chaotic, insightful and heartbreaking. Jimmy is truly a natural-born storyteller. It's like writing has just been waiting for him to arrive. And now, he's here. - MANDY NOLAN

Long Ago In France Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Long Ago In France


  • Author : M.F.K. Fisher
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1992-02-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671755140

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Long Ago In France Book Description :

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

L  Appart Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

L Appart


  • Author : David Lebovitz
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804188401

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L Appart Book Description :

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.