The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France in her own words—and the basis for the film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. 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.
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Founded just six years ago, Bellevue Literary Review is already widely recognized as a rare forum for emerging and celebrated writers - Julia Alvarez, Raphael Campo, Rick Moody and Abraham Verghese among them - on issues of health and healing. Gathered here are poignant and prize-winning stories, essays, and poems, the voices of patients and those who care for them that form the journal's remarkable dialogue on ''humanity and the human experience.''
"Cuter than a cupcake and more delicious, the adorable macaron is tráes en vogue. Now you can make these crowd-pleasing cookies at home! Packed with helpful and inspiring color photos, this book offers everything you need to bake stunning macarons..."--P.  of cover.