Meredith's Challenge 2.0

52 books, one year. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, January 08, 2007

2.42 My Life in France by Julia Child

Oh goodness. I can't believe it took me so long to read this, a whole six months from the publication date. After reading this, I decided that I would like to be Julia when I grow up. Her time in France was a life-altering experience, one that made her and her persona what it is now. I wish that I had the opportunity to see her/meet her/bump into her while we were both living in the same city, but it was not to be. I hope that she lived her life as well as it sounds in her autobiography and that I do the same.

2.41 Untangling My Chopsticks by Victoria Abbot Riccardi

An interesting read passed along to me by one of my culinary school friends. A non-fiction travelogue about a young American woman who moves to Osaka, Japan to learn about the crazy specific foods involved in the Japanses tea ceremony. Very well written. Only problem was that as soon as I picked up the book, intense cravings for Japanese food of the quality I will probably never eat commenced. Must move to Japan to learn more.