Likewise, Julia Child has an incredible story of her own. I am currently reading, My Life in France and don't yet know her story aside from what was portrayed in the movie. I've owned the book for years and decided I needed to break it out after seeing the movie. Julia got married later than most people, late 30s and moved to Paris with her husband while he was working for the government. She decided that she needed something to do and enrolls in culinary school although she knew absolutely nothing about food, other than of course, loving to eat it (the most essential element to being a good cook). She and two friends decide to write a French cookbook for American home cooks, which takes them a very long time, but eventually becomes Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Obviously, the book is a huge success and Julia Child becomes one of the most beloved cooks in the world.
Both stories are just awesome. Each woman found success through a passion for food and their stories are inspiring. At the very least, the movie made me want to make Beef Bourguignon, which I will be making just as soon as fall arrives. For those of us who love to cook, we can relate to these women because we find success, no matter how minimal it may seem to others, in the kitchen. There may be days when I feel like I have no idea what I want out of my life, but when I get to the kitchen, I can at the very least, take out a few ingredients and make something truly satisfying.