August Book Club Discussion: My Life in France, by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme

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Date(s) - August 30, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

UU Casper or on Zoom


August’s book is My Life in France, by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme.  Discussion will be Monday August 30th 6:30 pm, and you may attend the discussion in person at UU Casper or on Zoom. Click here for how to attend on Zoom. You can pick up a copy of the book at UU Casper, or email or contact Laura Gossman to request a copy. Everyone is welcome! “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.”