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November 16, 2012

Foodie Book Club: Julia Childs’ My Life in France

Foodie Book Club is such a treat and has been a blast! The last book we read was Like Water for Chocolate, and the book we just finished was Julia Child’s My Life in France. This book captivated me in so many ways and truly inspired me to be better at writing/documenting all the wonderful things that Alex and I are experiencing through this journey. Julia’s vivid descriptions on various events through their time in France is remarkable. She was so meticulous and amazing as she developed into this incredible cook and began working on the cook book. It is so ironic to think about the 50s in the US and how majority of people were turning to processed foods and consuming more ‘white bread’ and ‘Twinkies’ while the French were focused on eating farm to table, shopping for fresh ingredients every day, and dedicating hours a day to preparing each meal.

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The women in book club are so fabulous and a really eclectic group. There (of course) is amazing food, great wine, and wonderful conversations! It is a true highlight that I look forward to!

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This book club I made Alex’s moms Cashew Butter Blossoms…

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Be sure to try the recipe off our recipe page!!! They are my FAVORITE holiday cookies and simply to die for!

Spread LOVE,
Maddy