"Our first lunch together in France had been absolute perfection. It was the most exciting meal of my life."
"Instead I had married Paul Child, a painter, photographer, poet, and mid-level diplomat who had taken me to live in dirty, dreaded France. I couldn't have been happier!"
"I was thirty seven years old and still discovering who I was."
"I lit a match and turned on the four burner cuisiniere; the stove made a dramatic pouf! noise when the gas lit, which scared everyone but made me smile."