eSpotlight - Julia Child
Happy Birthday, Julia Child!
On this, the 105th anniversary of her birth, we salute America's French chef—Julia Child. And what better way is there of celebrating her legacy in the development of cooking in the US, than with one of these delectable eBooks/eVideos?
In her own words...
In this lovely memoir of her early married life in France, Child recounts how she learned to love to cook, and how she attended the Cordon Bleu—and succeeded beyond her wildest dreams! Child's cheerful narrative and fond recollection of her early career make this a must-read for foodies.
In this special episode of American Masters, Julia Child talks about her two great loves—her husband and her cooking!
... And What About the Food?
Written with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, this seminal work, first published in 1961, was intended to introduce French cuisine an American audience. A second volume followed in 1970.
Tribute and Biography
Julie Powell's bestselling memoir recounts her life as an early blogger who dedicated one year of her life to cooking ALL of the 524 recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It was not all smooth sailing, and she is candid about the stumbling blocks and disappointments she encountered during that year, including hearing Mrs. Child's take on the project. Interspersed with the narrative of the experiment, she tells the story of Julia Child's first years in France, and her struggle to be taken seriously by her teachers and fellow students at the Cordon Bleu.
Bob Spitz's biography uses Mrs. Child's diaries and letters to present a one-hundredth birthday commemoration that offers insight into her role in shaping women's views and influencing American approaches to cooking.