These are the three books I have read in the last month or so.......
My Life in France by Julia Child
Who would have known Julia Child was such a great writer......recipes yes, memoirs no Some interesting things I learned in this book-
Julia did not start attending cooking school at La Cordon Bleu until she was 36 years old. Can you imagine becoming such a master of something and not starting until then? There is hope for me yet..ha.
She worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) the precursor to the CIA.
Her Cambridge, MA kitchen is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Click here to go on a tour of her kitchen it is totally cool.
This book tells the story of Julia and two french friends (yes there were two other writers) creating the classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
"The sweetness and generosity and politeness and gentleness and humanity of the French had shown me how lovely life can be if one takes time to be friendly"- Julia Child
Another fun Julia Child book is Julie and Julia. About a girl in Brooklyn who makes a goal to cook every recipe in the Mastering the Art of French Cooking and then starts keeping a blog about her experiences. You can read the blog here or buy the book or wait for the Nora Ephron movie staring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci to come out in 2009.
The Other Boleyn GirlThis book took a while to get into. I read it while I was in Hawaii..on the beach, watching the whales and eating fresh pineapple. I was not so in love with the movie.
The Kite Runner
Wow I liked this book. I think I started crying in the second chapter and was weeping through the rest of it. Oh Afghanistan, the things that country has been through is truly devastating. Please read this book. Tiffany you were right about this book. I loved it!