My Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child,Alex Prud'homme
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0307475018
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Excerpt:

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

My Life in France
Author: Julia Child
Publsiher: Prelude Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN: 0715639927
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Excerpt:

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 Life in France

My Life in France
Author: Patience Coster
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1502600463
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in France Book Excerpt:

Follow a day in the life, from wake-up to bedtime, of a young person from France.

Summary of Julia Child Alex Prud homme s My Life in France

Summary of Julia Child   Alex Prud homme s My Life in France
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2022-05-13T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was excited to live in Germany, but I was disappointed with my apartment. It was small, dark, and charmless. I was determined to learn how to communicate with the Germans so that I could do some proper marketing. #2 I began to explore my new surroundings in Germany. I bought chickens, beans, apples, lightbulbs, an extension cord, olive oil, vinegar, and a rubber stamp that said Greetings from Old Downtown Plittersdorf on the Rhine. #3 I began to experiment with chicken cookery in January 1955. I wanted to include a crisp, a fricasseed, and a simmered version, yet I didn’t want to do an entire book’s worth of chicken dishes. #4 In 1955, my husband Paul was investigated for being a Communist. He was not being promoted, but instead was being made to wait in anonymous offices for VIPs who were MIA. He suggested that I delay my Paris visit.

My Good Life in France

My Good Life in France
Author: Janine Marsh
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 1782437339
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Good Life in France Book Excerpt:

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.

Living in France Sacred Blue

Living in France  Sacred Blue
Author: Terence W. Lott
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1434929043
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in France Sacred Blue Book Excerpt:

Having decided to live in France on their retirement, the Lotts had many unforgettable and amusing experiences. They searched for the perfect home and found it in Conques-sur-Orbiel and spent six very interesting, enlightening and happy years there with their menagerie of two dogs and eight cats. With their only modest grasp of the language, initially they struggled to make meaningful everyday conversations. Setting up services in their home proved to be challenging - from buying furniture, to installing television and computer, and even to enlisting professional help. The author shares unexpected aspects of life in France that will amuse his readers but will surely bring back familiar reminiscences to anyone who has had such experiences. Living in France? Sacred Blue! by Terence W. Lott gives unusual and surprising insights into French living and the people of France and their ways which are not always obvious to the holiday visitor, but which are witty and entertaining for his readers.

Reign of Terror Journal of My Life during the French Revolution Abridged

Reign of Terror  Journal of My Life during the French Revolution  Abridged
Author: Grace Dalrymple Elliott
Publsiher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The cost of love and intrigue for real-life Scottish socialite and courtesan, Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1758–1823), was nearly a trip to the guillotine. Mistress to the Duc d'Orleans and in the center of Paris social life, Elliott was arrested and spent 18 months in prison, all the while expecting to lose her head. Despite his support of the revolutionaries and his hatred of his cousin the king, d'Orleans was beheaded. Grace Elliott was devastated. She soon had more to worry about since her own monarchist sympathies got her rounded up with other aristocrats. After her release, she penned this insider's view of the upper crust of French aristocracy during the Reign of Terror that followed the French Revolution. It was first published after her death. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.

My Life in E flat

My Life in E flat
Author: Chan Parker
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN: 164336278X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in E flat Book Excerpt:

A memoir of the Jazz Age and a life profoundly influenced by it My Life in E-flat is the remarkable memoir of a woman who witnessed some of the most important movements in the history of jazz. Through her autobiography, Chan Parker provides intimate insights into the music and into life with Charlie Parker, the key figure in the development of bebop and one of the most important of all jazz musicians. Born Beverly Dolores Berg in New York City at the height of the Jazz Age, Parker's father was a producer of vaudeville shows and her mother was a dancer in Florenz Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic. Parker became part of the jazz culture as a nightclub dancer and later as the wife of jazz saxophonists Charlie Parker and then Phil Woods. In a moving and candid portrait of Charlie Parker, the author describes in harrowing detail a man of incredible talent besieged with addictions and self-destructiveness. She painfully recounts his death at the age of 35 while married to her and its effect on her life as well as on the musical world. Parker's honest portrait of one of the most gifted musicians in jazz provides unique insight into the history of the music and the difficulties faced by African American performers during the 1940s. Parker also reflects on her struggle to find her own voice and on her work with Clint Eastwood on the film biography of Charlie Parker, Bird (1988).

Romance of Old Court life in France

Romance of Old Court life in France
Author: Frances Elliot
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Old Court Life in France Complete

Old Court Life in France  Complete
Author: Frances Minto Dickinson Elliot
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1465607803
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Court Life in France Complete Book Excerpt:

WE are in the sixteenth century. Europe is young in artistic life. The minds of men are moved by the discussions, councils, protests, and contentions of the Reformation. The printing press is spreading knowledge into every corner of the globe. At this period, three highly educated and unscrupulous young men divide the power of Europe. They are Henry VIII. of England, Charles V. of Austria, and Francis I. of France. Each is magnificent in taste; each is desirous of power and conquest. Each acts as a spur to the others both in peace and in war. They introduce the cultivated tastes, the refined habits, the freedom of thought of modern life, and from the period in which they flourish modern history dates. Of these three monarchs Francis is the boldest, cleverest, and most profligate. The elegance, refinement, and luxury of his court are unrivalled; and this luxury strikes the senses from its contrast with the frugal habits of the ascetic Louis XI. and the homely Louis XII. His reign educated Europe. If ambition led him towards Italy, it was as much to capture the arts of that classic land and to bear them back in triumph to France, as to acquire the actual territory. Francis introduced the French Renaissance, that subtle union of elaborate ornamentation with purity of design which was the renovation of art. When and how he acquired such exact appreciation of the beautiful is unexplained. That he possessed judgment and taste is proved by the monuments he left behind, and by his patronage of the greatest masters of their several arts. The wealth of beauty and colour, the flowing lines of almost divine expression in the works of the Italian painters of the Cinque-cento, delighted the sensuous soul of Francis. Wherever he lived he gathered treasures of their art around him. Such a nature as his had no sympathy with the meritorious but precise elaboration of the contemporary Dutch school, led by the Van Eycks and Holbein. It was Leonardo da Vinci, the head of the Milanese school, who blended power and tenderness, that Francis delighted to honour. He brought Cellini, Primaticcio, and Leonardo from Italy, and never wearied of their company. He established the aged Leonardo at the Château de Clos, near his own castle of Amboise, where the painter is said to have died in the arms of his royal patron. As an architect, Francis left his mark beyond any other sovereign of Europe. He transformed the gloomy fortress-home—embattled, turreted, and moated—into the elaborately decorated, manorial château.

Old Court Life in France vol 1

Old Court Life in France  vol  1
Author: Frances Elliot
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 5040759258
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North African Women in France

North African Women in France
Author: Caitlin Killian
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780804754217
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North African Women in France Book Excerpt:

A sociological study of the cultural choices and identity negotiation of North African women immigrants in France.

Eating History

Eating History
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0231140932
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating History Book Excerpt:

Offers an account of an eating history in America which focuses on a variety of topics, ingredients, and cooking styles.

Minette s Feast

Minette s Feast
Author: Susanna Reich
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1613123078
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minette s Feast Book Excerpt:

Minette’s Feast introduces the iconic American chef Julia Child to a new audience of young readers through the story of her spirited cat, Minette, whom Julia adopted when living in Paris. While Julia is in the kitchen learning to master delicious French dishes, the only feast Minette is truly interested in is that of fresh mouse! This lively story is complete with an author’s note, a bibliography, and actual quotations from Julia Child and comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of her birth. UPraise for Minette's Feast/u DIV “Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids.†?/div DIV —The Atlantic/div DIV “This charming portrait...†?/div DIV —Publishers Weekly/div "A delectable tale about Julia Child discovering her culinary calling in Paris...This book is a charmer to share aloud with young people who enjoy a well-paced story and with cat lovers and food lovers of any age." —Horn Book "A charming picture book." —The New York Times Sunday Book Review "Amy Bates uses pencil and watercolor to crate artwork that is as playful as Minette the cat." —Library Media Connection STARRED REVIEWS DIV “A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. Magnifique!†?/div DIV —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Bates’ illustrations work marvelously well with this charming conceit." —Booklist, starred review "Reich's internal rhymes make the proceedings feel festive, while her overall prose conveys Julia's seriousness of purpose. The smooth flow of her narrative belies the impressive amount of research she undertook to relate actual conversations and events...Discover: A delectable banquet that charts Julia Child's culinary progress through the eyes of her cat, Minette." —Shelf Awareness, starred review  /div DIV “...feast for the senses†?/div —School Library Journal, starred review UAward/u Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book

Court and Social Life in France Under Napoleon the Third

Court and Social Life in France Under Napoleon the Third
Author: Felix M. Whitehurst
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Icons of American Cooking

Icons of American Cooking
Author: Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.,Victor W. Geraci
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN: 031338133X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of American Cooking Book Excerpt:

Discover how these contemporary food icons changed the way Americans eat through the fascinating biographical profiles in this book. • Provides 24 intriguing, biographical entries detailing the lives of some of America's greatest food and cooking pioneers and institutions • Includes contributions from 18 distinguished scholars, librarians, and journalists • Offers key insight into childhood and family, education, career trajectory and triumphs, and legacy • Numerous sidebars offer intriguing quotations, sample menus, and excerpts from writings • Suggestions for further reading follow each profile

My Life in Politics

My Life in Politics
Author: Jacques Chirac
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN: 1137088036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in Politics Book Excerpt:

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 Cambridge Companion to Literature and Food

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Food
Author: J. Michelle Coghlan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 1108561195
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Food Book Excerpt:

This Companion provides an engaging and expansive overview of gustation, gastronomy, agriculture and alimentary activism in literature from the medieval period to the present day, as well as an illuminating introduction to cookbooks as literature. Bringing together sixteen original essays by leading scholars, the collection rethinks literary food from a variety of critical angles, including gender and sexuality, critical race studies, postcolonial studies, eco-criticism and children's literature. Topics covered include mealtime decorum in Chaucer, Milton's culinary metaphors, early American taste, Romantic gastronomy, Victorian eating, African-American women's culinary writing, modernist food experiments, Julia Child and cold war cooking, industrialized food in children's literature, agricultural horror and farmworker activism, queer cookbooks, hunger as protest and postcolonial legacy, and 'dude food' in contemporary food blogs. Featuring a chronology of key publication and historical dates and a comprehensive bibliography of further reading, this Companion is an indispensible guide to an exciting field for students and instructors.

The Gourmands Way

The Gourmands  Way
Author: Justin Spring
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 0374711747
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gourmands Way Book Excerpt:

A biography of six writers on food and wine whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France During les trente glorieuses—a thirty-year boom period in France between the end of World War II and the 1974 oil crisis—Paris was not only the world’s most delicious, stylish, and exciting tourist destination; it was also the world capital of gastronomic genius and innovation. The Gourmands’ Way explores the lives and writings of six Americans who chronicled the food and wine of “the glorious thirty,” paying particular attention to their individual struggles as writers, to their life circumstances, and, ultimately, to their particular genius at sharing awareness of French food with mainstream American readers. In doing so, this group biography also tells the story of an era when America adored all things French. The group is comprised of the war correspondent A. J. Liebling; Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein’s life partner, who reinvented herself at seventy as a cookbook author; M.F.K. Fisher, a sensualist and fabulist storyteller; Julia Child, a television celebrity and cookbook author; Alexis Lichine, an ambitious wine merchant; and Richard Olney, a reclusive artist who reluctantly evolved into a brilliant writer on French food and wine. Together, these writer-adventurers initiated an American cultural dialogue on food that has continued to this day. Justin Spring’s The Gourmands’ Way is the first book ever to look at them as a group and to specifically chronicle their Paris experiences.

My Life in Jewish Renewal

My Life in Jewish Renewal
Author: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 1442213299
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life in Jewish Renewal Book Excerpt:

A powerful memoir chronicling the life of one of America’s most celebrated rabbis—from his youth in the shadows of the Nazis through the tumultuous 1960’s in America to his position as a renowned religious leader today. Reflecting Reb Zalman’s warm, endearing personality, this book brings together his dynamic life story for the first time.