Julia Child: A Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 5, 2007 - Cooking - 208 pages
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With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nationís culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Childís 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, Shapiroís Julia Child personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.

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Review: Julia Child (Penguin Lives)

User Review  - Selena - Goodreads

Glad I picked this one up. Apart from seeing her kitchen in the Smithsonian and hearing bits about her at Smith and owning her cookbooks, and maybe seeing an episode or two of her show, I knew nothing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keith Bell - Goodreads

An honest telling of Julia Child's life. Very fair biography with a balance of honour and honesty. Fascinating woman who influenced many. Definitely generational though. Had lunch with a friend who is quite a bit younger than I and he had no idea of who she was and had never heard of her. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro was at Newsweek for more than fifteen years. The author of Perfection Salad, she has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Granta, and Gourmet.

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