Julia Child: A Life

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Penguin, Apr 5, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 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 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.

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This was an incredibly interesting biography. I have been a fan of Julia Child's since I first watched The French Chef on my local PBS channel as a kid and have long been interested in learning more ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Laura Shapiro was on staff at "Newsweek "and is a contributor to the "New York Times, Rolling Stone, Granta, "and "Gourmet. "She is the author of "Julia Child "and "Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America.

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