Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child

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Wiley, May 9, 2011 - Cooking - 304 pages
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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.

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User Review  - sriemann - LibraryThing

This was a nice book to go along with 'As Always, Julia', but my favorite of the books about Julia is Julia's own writing, 'My Life in France.' It was interesting to find out about Julia's huge stock of energy and zest for life. Read full review

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

I have been reading every book I can get on Julia Child since the interest in the movie and some were just too good to be true. Ms. Barr was able to present both sides of Child's personality, not just ... Read full review

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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.

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