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Julia Child

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during World War II in Ceylon and China, where she met Paul Child. After they married they lived in Paris, where she studied at the Cordon Bleu and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). In 1963, Boston’s WGBH launched The French Chef television series, which made her a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966. Several public television shows and numerous cookbooks followed. She died in 2004.

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Julia Child's Books

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for more than forty...

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Julia's Kitchen Wisdom

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom

How many minutes should you cook green beans? Is it better to steam them or to boil them?What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette?How do you skim off fat?What is the perfect way to...

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My Life in France

My Life in France

Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but...

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The French Chef Cookbook

The French Chef Cookbook

All the recipes that Julia Child demonstrated on her first public television series, The French Chef -- the 119 shows that made Julia a household name and...

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Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

The companion volume to the public television series Julia and Jacques Cooking at HomeTwo legendary cooks, Julia Child and Jacques Pépin, invite us into their kitchen and show us the basics of good home cooking....

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The Way to Cook

The Way to Cook

In this magnificent new cookbook, illustrated with full color throughout, Julia Child gives us her magnum opus--the distillation of a lifetime of cooking. And she has an important message for Americans today. . .--to the health-conscious:...

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Our Be Like Julie: Cook From Julia contest winner!

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Julia Child, Our Digital Scrapbook

Julia Child, Our Digital Scrapbook

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