As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 1, 2010 - Cooking - 432 pages
With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway. With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SESchend - LibraryThing
Hardly a book I expected to find so engrossing and detailed and personal; with very minimal bridging materials and introductions, this collection of letters between the title women is engrossing for ... Read full review
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I have been slowly picking away at this book. I love it while I am reading it but I think it is time to turn it in. I will come back to it, I love watching the friendship between these 2 women grow through letters. Read full review
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Julia Child,Joan Reardon,Avis De Voto
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