I've been reading Julia Child's biography Appetite for Life. I'm enjoying it, but it's slow going looking up the definitions and pronunciations of French words. I'm on page 302 of the 500-page book, and have learned so much about her life.
Do you own Julia's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which proved her tenacious spirit, and made her famous? Volume I was published in 1961 - a ten year endeavor!
Volume II, which I don't have, took nine years to complete. I'm amazed at her endurance and focus. My presentation is August 18th, and I'll be sure to share the details. In the meantime, pour yourself a cup of tea - because Julia loved tea - and eat a croissant in honor of her 103rd birthday, this Saturday, August 15th. In your mind you'll hear her say, Bon Appétit!
With my grandaughter's wedding this week, in addition to preparing for my presentation, I'm feeling the crunch. Therefore, I'm going to take a brief blogging break, and will return soon!