It's been 2 months since I started the book, but I officially finished reading My Life in France. The book was a beautiful memoir of Julias journey to loving France, Food, and her Cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I can't help but be enamored in Julia and her husband Paul's love and life together. They traveled the world together, and in her 40's she decided she wanted to leave working for the government to take on cooking. Paul stood by her and encouraged her the entire way and she made herself to the star we all know her as now by following something that she truly loved. You can tell from this book that Julia was very fiesty, which makes me like her all the more.
My favorite quote (well...paragraph) from the book was during a hectic time in their lives between finishing the cookbook and going on book tours and starting to film The French Chef TV Series: "But then we looked at each other and repeated our favorite phrase, "No one's more important than people", In other words, friendship is the most important thing, not career or housework or one's fatigue- and it needs to be tended and nurtured."
During the day trip over to DC with Mom while I was back home 2 weeks ago, we stopped into the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see Julia's Kitchen from her home in Boston. It was fascinating and beautiful and a great way to wrap up this time I've spent getting to know Julia Child.
This made me smile, it's quite the perfect mantra.