La Pitchoune

Julia Child's home in Provence (1)

Julia Child’s life and journey have always fascinated me, I’m sure it partly has to do with the fact that we both love food (very, very much!). She didn’t exactly have a rags to riches story, but she was a lost soul for a large portion of her adult life, and that’s something I feel a lot of us can relate to on some level. It wasn’t until the age of forty that she found her true calling and boy did she make an impact on the world of cooking.

Julia Child's home in Provence (2)

La Pitchoune was the summer home Julia and Paul built in 1963 on the homestead of her dear friend and co-author, Simone Beck. I’m sure I’m not the only one that daydreams about living in a countryside cottage in the south of France, but if my daydreams were to be manifested into a physical place it would surely be La Pitchoune. I can just see myself making Julia’s boeuf bourguignon every damn day in this kitchen.

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I’m almost done reading Dearie, a story of Julia Child’s life, and of course my favorite parts are about the time she and her husband, Paul, spent in France. It’s basically a dream of mine to live in France, shop the markets everyday and take cooking classes, all while wearing a striped shirt with a baguette under my arm and a croissant in my mouth. A gal can dream…maybe I will just have to read My Life in France again and stare at these photos of Julia’s former home.

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