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Julia Child (1912–2004)

Autor(a) de My Life in France

52+ Works 17,183 Membros 289 Críticas 24 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Julia Child

My Life in France (2004) 5,119 exemplares
Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Volume 1] (1961) — Autor — 3,369 exemplares
The Way to Cook (1989) 1,342 exemplares
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two (1970) — Autor — 1,259 exemplares
The French Chef Cookbook (1968) 831 exemplares
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999) — Autor — 678 exemplares
From Julia Child's Kitchen (1975) 506 exemplares
Julia Child & Company (1978) 375 exemplares
Julia Child & More Company (1979) 260 exemplares
Cooking with Master Chefs (1993) 231 exemplares
Julia Child's Menu Cookbook (1991) 130 exemplares
Julia Child - The French Chef (2005) 25 exemplares
Lunch & Party Dishes (Vol. II) (1972) 8 exemplares
Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom (2003) 5 exemplares
Italian Food 3 exemplares
A francia konyha művészete (1981) 1 exemplar
McCall's – July 1978 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
People 1992.12.28 1 exemplar
Baking with Julia Vol 2 (2010) 1 exemplar
Julia Childs köksskola (1991) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers (1996) — Original PBS Series — 956 exemplares
Beard on Food (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições249 exemplares
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 107 exemplares
James Beard's Simple Foods (1993) — Prefácio, algumas edições63 exemplares
Food and Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes 2001 Volume 4 (2001) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Florence and Eric Take the Cake (1987) — Narrador, algumas edições38 exemplares
An American Feast : A Celebration of Cooking on Public Television (1999) — Prefácio; Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Sainsbury's Masterclass (1988) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Child, Julia Carolyn
Outros nomes
McWilliams, Julia Carolyn
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Pasadena, California, USA
Local de falecimento
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Causa da morte
Kidney failure
Locais de residência
Pasadena, California, USA
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Marseille, France (mostrar todos 7)
Washington, D.C., USA
Smith College (B.A., history, 1934)
cookbook writer
television host
Child, Paul (husband)
Prud'homme, Alex (nephew)
Jones, Judith B, (editor)
Office of Strategic Services (WWII)
Smith College
Prémios e menções honrosas
Legion d'Honneur (2000)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003)
Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service
William Loverd

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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.



I'm reading this when I need a break from the novels. I adore it. Julia is just so cute!
hmonkeyreads | 199 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Interesting book with a variety of recipes.
Sassyjd32 | 3 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2023 |
An interesting book. The recipes are definitely French and some I've never heard of!
Sassyjd32 | 3 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2023 |
It's hard to imagine how reading a book about food and recipes could be so interesting and entertaining, but it is, and down to the very last page. When you read how much time and effort Julia put into each and every single recipe in both Mastering the Art of French Cooking 1 & 2, you may want to locate copies for your own library. I But beware, Julia claims in the book, "My Life in France", that every edition required revisions and things corrected that had been missed or measurements that had been written out wrong, i.e.: 2 cups corrected to 2 tsps. These mistakes infuriated her because no matter how many times she went over it, she would always find mistakes. And Julia was a perfectionist!

You will find that Julia drops the "f" bomb a lot during the first half of the book..."french" words, phrases and sentences without explaining what they mean. You can choose to just skim over them or, as I did, download a free French pronunciation app onto your phone to help pronounce and decipher the meanings. Don't let this deter you from reading the book. It's still an excellent story, an excellent book. She revisits France for the last time back in about 1992, to pack up the rest of her and Paul's things. It's very sad that many of her friends and co-author had already passed on. She doesn't find leaving her beloved France as hard as she thought because it was the people who made France home and a part of her heart, not France, itself.
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MissysBookshelf | 199 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |



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