My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud-homme, narrated by Kimberly Farr
This is Julia Child’s memoir of, you guessed it!, her life in France, including her time learning to cook.
Thoughts on the story:
I know this was co-written with Julia’s nephew, but man, did it ever have a strong sense of Julia’s voice. I was also amazed at how completely the meals that Julia ate and created in the 1950s were described. How could she really remember what she ate for her first meal in France so well as to describe it in exquisite detail? The detail was exquisite, though. She described the food with such passion and love that I almost actually wanted to eat the fish she was talking about, and I do not eat fish. She also inspired me to cook more, and to borrow her cookbook from the library – although I never actually made anything from it.
My only qualm is that she seemed to jump quickly from ‘I don’t really cook’ to “I love to cook and want to learn more!’ It didn’t feel like a very smooth transition.
Thoughts on the audio production:
Fantastic. Kimberly Farr did a fabulous job matching her narration to Julia’s voice in “My Life in France.”
I thought this was a lovely audiobook, with mouth-watering descriptions of food and enticing descriptions of life in France post-World War II.