|Me outside the Louvre, December 2007.|
I've decided to do a good old fashioned Project Week again! Goodness, it has been absolutely ages. Can anyone even remember when (and what?) the last one was? No matter.
Anyway, I've been reading Julia Child's memoir, My Life in France, about (would you believe it?) the time she spent living in France, and it is seriously getting to me. I've been a bit of a closet francophile since childhood when I watched Les parapluies des Cherbourg with my mother and made her write me a vocabulary list, which I then memorized. No, really. But doesn't it seem like everyone has been really into France for the past couple of years? I swear, every time I pull up my blog roll, someone else is moving to Paris with their family or renovating a cottage in the French countryside or swooning over ridiculously cute (and overprices) children's clothing from France. And it is just so vomit-inducing, because I really wish it was me! And you guys, I knew France was cool when I was seven years old! And I don't have to hang wallpaper with the Eiffel tour on it to prove it! Oh my.
OK, rant over.
Back to Julia Child. The way she writes about France and her enthusiasm and delight for all (most) things French is making me excited about it all over again. And I kind of want to
And this is where you come in, naturellement. I'm looking for recommendations for movies, blogs, books, recipes, music, TV shows all the Frenchy things that make you go ooh la la (But not the Britney Spears song). And if you're in my area, how about French restaurants and bakeries?
I'll be back next week with some project updates. Until then, au revoir!