Julia Child

Julia Child

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Penguin Putnam
With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career path, from California party girl to coolheaded chief clerk in a World War II spy station to bewildered amateur cook and finally to the Cordon Bleu in Paris, the school that inspired her calling. A food lover who was quintessentially American, right down to her little-known recipe for classic tuna fish casserole, Shapiro’s Julia Child personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.

Baker & Taylor
One of the most beloved figures in 20th century American culture was Julia Child, television's bouyant "French Chef." With an irrepressible sense of humor and a passion for good food, Child ushered in the nation's culinary renaissance and became its chief icon. Millions watched as she spun threads of caramel, wielded live lobsters, flipped omelets and unmolded spectacular desserts. Her occasional disasters, and brilliant recoveries, were legendary. Yet every step of the way she was teaching carefully crafted lessons about ingredients, culinary technique, and why good home cooking still matters. Her open-hearted approach to the kitchen was a lesson in how to live. Food writer Shapiro describes Child's unlikely career path, from California party girl to her marriage to Paul Child, to cool-headed chief clerk in a World War II spy station, to bumbling amateur cook, and finally to the classes at the Cordon Bleu in Paris that changed her life.--From publisher description.

Blackwell North Amer
One of the most beloved figures in twentieth-century American culture was Julia Child, the buoyant "French Chef." Six feet two inches tall, with a foghorn voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Child ushered in the nation's culinary renaissance and became its chief icon.
Laura Shapiro describes Child's unlikely career path, from California party girl to coolheaded chief clerk in a World War II spy station to bumbling amateur cook and finally to the classes at the Cordon Bleu in Paris that inspired her career. Shapiro analyzes both the brilliant teaching and the peerless performing that made Child's programs a national addition.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the life and career of the beloved "French Chef" from her youth as a California party girl and her clerical work in a World War II spy station to her marriage to Paul Child and her choice to work as a television cooking instructor.
Traces the life and career of the beloved "French Chef" from her youth as a California party girl and her clerical work in a World War II spy station to her marriage to Paul Child and her revolutionary choice to work as a television cooking instructor. By the author of Perfection Salad.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007
ISBN: 9780670038398
0670038393
Branch Call Number: 92 C4369s 2007
Characteristics: p. cm

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