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Julia Child (1912–2004)

Autor(a) de My Life in France

52+ Works 17,186 Membros 289 Reviews 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 de Julia Child

My Life in France (2004) 5,120 cópias
Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Volume 1] (1961) — Autor — 3,369 cópias
The Way to Cook (1989) 1,342 cópias
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two (1970) — Autor — 1,259 cópias
The French Chef Cookbook (1968) 831 cópias
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999) — Autor — 678 cópias
From Julia Child's Kitchen (1975) 506 cópias
Julia Child & Company (1978) 375 cópias
Julia Child & More Company (1979) 260 cópias
Cooking with Master Chefs (1993) 231 cópias
Julia Child's Menu Cookbook (1991) 130 cópias
Italian Food 3 cópias
A francia konyha művészete (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
The French Chef Set 1 1 exemplar(es)
McCall's – July 1978 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
People 1992.12.28 1 exemplar(es)
My Life in France (An Abridged Production)[4-CD Set] (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Baking with Julia Vol 2 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Julia Childs köksskola (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
The French Chef Set 2 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

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


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
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 todas 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
Legion d'Honneur (2000)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003)
Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service
William Loverd
Pequena biografia
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 | outras 199 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Interesting book with a variety of recipes.
Sassyjd32 | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 22, 2023 |
An interesting book. The recipes are definitely French and some I've never heard of!
Sassyjd32 | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 199 resenhas | Aug 27, 2023 |



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