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.


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

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

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

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

    Great teaser!!

  5. Thanks for the warning along with the teaser LOL

  6. 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:


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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

    I do have to read this book!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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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