Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child

Front Cover
Wiley, May 9, 2011 - Cooking - 304 pages
27 Reviews
You’ll love this intimate portrait of the inimitable Julia Child by Nancy Verde Barr, her executive chef and friend for twenty-four years. Brimming with anecdotes, memorabilia, and snapshots, Backstage with Julia conveys Julia’s generosity, her boundless energy, and her love of food and life. This loving memoir celebrates the adventurous, unassuming essence of the chef who seasoned American palates and heightened our appreciation of food.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

An interesting insight into an American icon's life. - Goodreads
The prose is decent, although not poetic. - Goodreads
It allows insight to a remarkable woman. - Goodreads

Review: Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child

User Review  - Patty - Goodreads

I have a huge crush on Julia Child, so this "behind the scenes" look at her was lovely for me. Not necessarily the best style-writing, but still a charming, devoted fan letter of a memoir. Lots of fun. Read full review

Review: Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I don't what I found most amusing in the book: 1. The note the author's son wrote telling a 72-year-old Julia she should try parasailing, or 2. When navigating on back roads and taking them down a ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Nancy Verde Barr worked with Julia Child for eighteen years, serving as executive chef for Julia's live demonstrations, TV shows, and Parade magazine features and helping Julia write two of her cookbooks. Barr herself is the author of one novel and two cookbooks—Make It Italian, a James Beard Award finalist, and We Called It Macaroni, a finalist for both the IACP and James Beard Awards.

Bibliographic information