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Julia Child (1912–2004)

Autor/a de My Life in France

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Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Julia Child, Juila Child, Julia Childs

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Obres de Julia Child

My Life in France (2004) 5,182 exemplars
Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Volume 1] (1961) — Autor — 3,386 exemplars
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two (1970) — Autor — 1,365 exemplars
The Way to Cook (1989) 1,342 exemplars
The French Chef Cookbook (1968) 842 exemplars
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999) — Autor — 689 exemplars
From Julia Child's Kitchen (1975) 509 exemplars
Julia Child & Company (1978) 376 exemplars
Julia Child & More Company (1979) 264 exemplars
Cooking with Master Chefs (1993) 231 exemplars
Julia Child's Menu Cookbook (1991) 131 exemplars
Julia Child - The French Chef (2005) 25 exemplars
The Way To Cook DVD 21 exemplars
Lunch & Party Dishes (Vol. II) (1972) 8 exemplars
Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom (2003) 6 exemplars
Italian Food 3 exemplars
A francia konyha művészete (1981) 2 exemplars
People 1992.12.28 1 exemplars
McCall's – July 1978 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Baking with Julia Vol 2 (2010) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers (1996) — Original PBS Series — 963 exemplars
Beard on Food (1974) — Introducció, algunes edicions254 exemplars
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 109 exemplars
James Beard's Simple Foods (1993) — Pròleg, algunes edicions64 exemplars
Food and Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes 2001 Volume 4 (2001) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Florence and Eric Take the Cake (1987) — Narrador, algunes edicions40 exemplars
An American Feast : A Celebration of Cooking on Public Television (1999) — Pròleg; Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Sainsbury's Masterclass (1988) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Child, Julia Carolyn
Altres noms
McWilliams, Julia Carolyn
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Pasadena, California, USA
Lloc de defunció
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Causa de la mort
Kidney failure
Llocs de residència
Pasadena, California, USA
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Marseille, France (mostra-les totes 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
Premis i honors
Legion d'Honneur (2000)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003)
Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service
William Loverd
Biografia breu
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.



This was a very enjoyable reread. I love being taken to France with Julia and I love thinking about all that wonderful food. I wouldn't want to do all that cooking, however. I think the writing is adequate, but the story it tells is brilliant.

(written earlier) This is a re-read for me. I just watched the film Julie and Julia (for the umpteenth time) and thought I'd take another look at the original Julia Child book. The other one, by Julie Powell, I didn't like when I began reading it a few years ago and never finished. But this one has been on my favorites shelf at home since I first read it, and those books usually do well with a second (or third) reading. So far, so good.… (més)
dvoratreis | Hi ha 202 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
I'm just a Julia Child fan, so I was bound to like this book. And I did. Julia was much more than a cook. She was dynamic person who led a very interesting life and was a very lucky girl to have an intelligent, supportive, and loving husband and some very good, close friends. She's an inspiration.
dvoratreis | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
My Life in France is a memoir of France and the joys of cooking by the great Julia Child, assisted by her great-nephew, Alex Prud'homme. Through her eyes we dine at restaurants in Paris, Marseille, and Provence, learn to cook at the Cordon Bleu, and become an American celebrity after the publication of her best-selling cookbooks and the success of her TV show. She was also devoted to her husband, Paul Child, a career diplomat, and he to her; they seem to have had the happiest of marriages.

This is the second time I've read this memoir, and I loved it all over again. I watched a few episodes of her TV show The French Chef part way through reading it in order to get her sonorous voice into my head, and to revel again in her sense of fun, her love of food, her good humour, her height. (Child was 6'2".) Viewing made reading more fun as the joie de vivre present in her book I could now hear in her voice. I think I would have liked Julia Child very much, which is one of the marks of successes of a memoir, I think. You see things through the author's eyes, and approve her actions and thoughts.

Anyone who loves good food whether cooked in a restaurant or at home, any Francophile, anyone who enjoys an honest, quirky, and gently comic memoir will love this book. I did. Twice. There will be a third time, and maybe a fourth.
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ahef1963 | Hi ha 202 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
I expected to enjoy this more than I actually did. Julia Child, French cuisine guru, arrived in Paris as a young woman with no particular cooking skills. But she became passionate first about eating, then about cooking - well and with understanding - the French classic repertoire. It became her life's work.

Though her enthusiasm is infectious, her deep knowledge obvious and admirable, and despite her francophilia, I rather wanted to get this book over and done with. I'm not the sort of cook who enjoys the fancy, rich classic cuisine of the time, or wants to have recipes in which every 1/4 teaspoonful matters, so she's not my sort of cookery writer. The story seemed sometimes disjointed, with episodes left up in the air.

For all that, she's a disarmingly warm and lively character, and her evocation of life in post-war Paris makes for an interesting read. But I probably shan't be looking out for more of her books, even though I could undoubtedly learn a huge amount.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 202 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |



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