• Julia wanted to write about the things she loved most in life: her husband, cooking, and France.
• Julia was raised in California. Paul was raised in Boston. They met in Sri Lanka while both were working for the military.
• Paul was 10 years older and introduced Julia to many refined things in life, including Paris, which Julia loved.
• Julia began cooking when she first got married, but was not very good. She learned to cook well when she moved to Paris with her husband.
• Julia wrote this book with the help of her grand-nephew, Alex, and some letters her husband had written to his twin brother.
Part 1: Chapter 1, La Belle France
• Paul's job in Paris was to build relations with the French government and prove that the Marshall Plan was good for them.
• While Pail worked, Julia explored the city. Paul joined her on the weekends...
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