Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - My Life in France

"They did a splendid roast chicken: suspended on a string, the bird twirled in front of a glowing electric grill; every few minutes, a waiter would give it a spin and baste it with the juices that dripped down into a pan filled with roasted potatoes and mushrooms. Oh, those were such fine, fat, full-flavored birds from Bresse - one taste, and I realized that I had long ago forgotten what real chicken tasted like!" (page 40-45)

by Julia Child

This is my audiobook for the car, but I ended up getting a copy from the library, too. It was difficult to understand the reader's French (my fault) and seeing the names of foods and places has helped.

Warning: DO NOT read/listen to this book if you are hungry!

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

22 comments:

  1. Yum, and now I'm hungry :D

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  2. I loved this book. The food descriptions alone make it worth the read. :-)

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  3. That sounds delicious! I loved this book, especially her descriptions of all the french food ;)

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  4. Well I wasn't hungry until I read that! Good one! Here's my teaser . Have a great week and happy reading.

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  5. I guess we're having roasted chicken for dinner tonight :) Although mine will not come close to Julia's favorful bird.

    Great teaser!!

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  6. Thanks for the warning along with the teaser LOL

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  7. Oh, my! Now I am hungry! Funny, I can actually hear the voice...no, I guess that's Meryl Streep BEING Julia Child!

    Here's mine, and it won't make you hungry:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/teaser-tuesdays-3/

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  8. Cool teaser. Enjoy your book! Here's Mine

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  9. A mouth-watering teaser. Now I am hungry! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-waking-up-in-land-of.html

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  10. Sounds so yummy...the book, I mean:) I have read other chefs rave about the Bresse chickens and it makes me think I am missing something when I cook up my Tyson skinless, boneless.

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  11. I thought this was a wonderful book. Enjoy!

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  12. I'm looking forward to reading this book. It's on my list for 2010.

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  13. Oh Julia Child...I need to read this book. And eat.

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  14. Too late! Your teaser made me hungry...good thing it's chicken for dinner tonight ;)

    I do have to read this book!

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  15. This book does make one hungry! Need great food to read it. Like Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory without chocolate. The horror. :)

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  16. JoAnn, at first I thought you were the won who had a life in France (when I was the title of your post). But, this book looks amazing even better than the film Julie and Julia.

    By the way, you won the poetry speaks who i am so send me your address (bellezza.mjs@gmail.com). Congratulations!

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  17. Mary - And that's just two sentences... the whole book is like this!

    Amy - I'm really enjoying this one, too.

    Dana - Why has it taken me so long to read this? It's wonderful!

    Kaye - This book is making me want to do some serious cooking!

    Molly - We had chicken tonight, too, but not anywhere near as good as Julia's.

    Diane - This book should carry that warning on the back cover!

    Alayne - Thanks.

    Laurel-Rain Snow - I keep hearing the voice of Dan Ackroyd in that old Saturday Night Live sketch!

    Andrea - Sure is...

    Lori - Thanks, I am.

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  18. Jennifer - I get hungry every time I pick up the book.

    Book Psmith - Last summer I discovered the most delicious organic free-range chickens at the farmer's market, and am kicking myself for not stocking up before they ran out. Now I have to wait until May...

    Tara - I am really enjoying this one!

    Everybookandcranny - This is well-worth looking forward to.

    DS - Sorry...we had chicken tonight, too!

    Robby - I am really enjoying this, and learning about France in the late 40's - early 50's.

    Frances - I would NEVER read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory without an ample supply of chocolate... and am cooking extra special recipes this week in honor of Julia!

    Bellezza - I am SO excited to win this book... will email you right away.

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  19. I'd love to read this! I love Julia Child. Great teaser :-)

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  20. n since I saw the movie last year, I've been wanting to read this book because this is the real deal, but that book written by you-know-who! :)

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