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Julia Child (1912–2004)

Author of My Life in France

Includes the names: Julia Child, Juila Child, Julia Childs

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Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on August 15, 1912. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Smith College in 1934 and served with the Office of Strategic Services in East Asia during World War II. After the war, Child lived in Paris for six years, attending the famous Cordon Bleu cooking school. After graduating from cooking school, Child opened her own culinary institute called, L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes with her friends Simone Bech and Louisette Bertholle. She achieved critical acclaim with her first cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking which was first published in 1961 and is still in print today and helped to popularized French cuisine in America. Starting in 1963, Child hosted the first of many award winning cooking series on PBS, where she was best known for her exuberant personality and flamboyant cooking style. Her other books include The French Chef Cookbook; From Julia Child's Kitchen; and The Way to Cook. She also filmed an instructional video series on cooking and wrote columns for various magazines and newspapers. She died of kidney failure on August 13, 2004 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The French Chef Cookbook… (more)
My Life in France 5,022 copies, 203 reviews
Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Volume 1] (Author) 3,326 copies, 28 reviews
The Way to Cook 1,300 copies, 10 reviews
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two (Author) 1,232 copies, 6 reviews
The French Chef Cookbook 800 copies, 3 reviews
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (Author) 663 copies, 3 reviews
From Julia Child's Kitchen 500 copies, 5 reviews
Julia Child & Company 368 copies, 2 reviews
Julia Child & More Company 253 copies, 3 reviews
Italian Food 3 copies
People 1992.12.28 1 copy, 1 review
Beard on Food (Introduction, some editions) 244 copies, 1 review
James Beard's Simple Foods (Foreword, some editions) 62 copies
Florence and Eric Take the Cake (Narrator, some editions) 39 copies
Sainsbury's Masterclass (Contributor) 7 copies
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Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California. She was graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during World War II in Ceylon and China, where she met Paul Child. After they married they lived in Paris, where she studied at the Cordon Bleu and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). In 1963, Boston's WGBH launched The French Chef television series, which made her a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966. Several public television shows and numerous cookbooks followed.
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