"... thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – toujours bon appétit!"
from My Life in France
After a somewhat meandering road, she made her way to France in 1948 where she describes in detail the buttery Sole Meunière that transformed her: "Paul and I floated out the door into the brilliant sunshine and cool air. Our first lunch together in France had been absolute perfection. It was the most exciting meal of my life."
Can you imagine the culinary world had Julia not tasted that one perfect morsel of flaky white fish? Julia demystified French food and brought sincere joy to the kitchen. She elevated humble home cooks, teaching them how to make Boeuf Bourguignon and perfect, fluffy omelettes.