My Life in France: Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

My Life in France: Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

a biography about Julia Child, written with Julia Child, depicting her life in France, where the cooking life all began for her (also the book used as reference for the movie Julie & Julia)

  • It's not the same huge stone mortar and pestle set that Paul Child bought as a gift for Julia Child when she started her cooking career in France, but it is porcelain and will get the crushing work done.

  • "...Larousse Gastronomique, Julia Child's favorite book and quite possibly the one book you should have in your cookbook library. Well, other than Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Larousse Gastronomique is not precisely a c... "...Larousse Gastronomique, Julia Child's favorite book and quite possibly the one book you should have in your cookbook library. Well, other than Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Larousse Gastronomique is not precisely a cookbook but an encylopedia, a catalog of culinary terms, techniques and recipes. First published in France in 1938, the book was edited by Prosper Montagné, contained a preface by Georges Auguste Escoffier, and numbered 1087 pages. Larousse was translated into English in 1961, and in 2001 an updated version, expanded a few hundred pages to include more cuisines and photographs and overseen by culinary luminary Joël Robuchon. The book covers a lot of ground, from abaisse (a sheet of pastry) to zuppa inglese (a 19th century Neapolitan dessert), weighs a hefty 8 pounds (useful to weight terrines), and packs in a surprising amount of recipes. It's an awesome book, pleasurably daunting in its scope, and you can see why Child revered it. "If I were allowed only one reference book in my library," she wrote, "Larousse Gastronomique would be it, without question."

  • not sure how this has anything to do with either Julie Powell (did she own one? she didn't even EAT eggs until she started her blogging project) or Julia Child (highly doubt she owned one) other than that it's part of the cover im... not sure how this has anything to do with either Julie Powell (did she own one? she didn't even EAT eggs until she started her blogging project) or Julia Child (highly doubt she owned one) other than that it's part of the cover image on the hardcover book, Julie & Julia, and I thought it was totally cute. the real attraction though, is that it stands up! so after whipping your heavy cream or egg whites, you don't have to set it down on the counter laying flat, getting the countertop all messy

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  • The book that was published by author Julie Powell, based on her blog about cooking every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook, MAstering the Art of French Cooking. This is the book on which Nora Ephron's movie is based.