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Julia Child (1912–2004)

Auteur de My Life in France

53+ oeuvres 16,930 utilisateurs 286 critiques 24 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins

Comprend les noms: Julia Child, Juila Child, Julia Childs

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Œuvres de Julia Child

My Life in France (2004) 5,050 exemplaires
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) — Auteur — 3,348 exemplaires
The Way to Cook (1989) 1,323 exemplaires
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two (1970) — Auteur — 1,251 exemplaires
The French Chef Cookbook (1968) 813 exemplaires
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999) — Auteur — 667 exemplaires
From Julia Child's Kitchen (1975) 507 exemplaires
Julia Child & Company (1978) 372 exemplaires
Julia Child & More Company (1979) 258 exemplaires
Cooking with Master Chefs (1993) 226 exemplaires
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (1995) 180 exemplaires
Julia Child's Menu Cookbook (1991) 130 exemplaires
Julia Child - The French Chef (2005) 25 exemplaires
Lunch & Party Dishes (Vol. II) (1972) 8 exemplaires
Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom (2003) 5 exemplaires
Thirty Recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2001) — Auteur — 4 exemplaires
Italian Food 3 exemplaires
The French Chef Set 1 1 exemplaire
A francia konyha művészete (1981) 1 exemplaire
McCall's – July 1978 — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
People 1992.12.28 1 exemplaire
The French Chef Set 2 1 exemplaire
Baking with Julia 1 exemplaire
My Life in France (An Abridged Production)[4-CD Set] (2008) — Auteur — 1 exemplaire
Baking with Julia Vol 2 (2010) 1 exemplaire
Julia Childs köksskola (1991) 1 exemplaire
The Way To Cook 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associés

Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers (1996) — Original PBS Series — 942 exemplaires
Beard on Food (1974) — Introduction, quelques éditions244 exemplaires
James Beard's Simple Foods (1993) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions62 exemplaires
Food and Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes 2001 Volume 4 (2001) — Contributeur — 50 exemplaires
Florence and Eric Take the Cake (1987) — Narrateur, quelques éditions38 exemplaires
An American Feast : A Celebration of Cooking on Public Television (1999) — Avant-propos; Contributeur — 33 exemplaires
Sainsbury's Masterclass (1988) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Child, Julia Carolyn
Autre(s) nom(s)
McWilliams, Julia Carolyn
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de naissance
Pasadena, California, USA
Lieu du décès
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Cause du décès
Kidney failure
Lieux de résidence
Pasadena, California, USA
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Marseille, France (tout afficher 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
Prix et distinctions
Legion d'Honneur (2000)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003)
Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service
William Loverd
Courte biographie
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.



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 | 198 autres critiques | Aug 27, 2023 |
Heavenly inspiration! I want to be just like Julia Child, not for her cooking but for her enthusiasm for life. She doesn't know things and isn't afraid to ask (huge failing of mine), and when she sets about learning things she does so whole-heartedly. Not just with cooking - she didn't learn to cook a drop until she was 36!! - but in art and world affairs and foreign cultures. Truly, she seems to have said yes to living life, and I think she would have been the best of fun to know.

My favorite bit of advice: "I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make. When one's hostess starts in with self-depreciations such as "Oh, I don't know how to cook...," or "Poor little me..," or "This may taste awful..." it is so dreadful to have to reassure her that everything is delicious and fine, whether it is or not. Besides, such admissions only draw attention to one's shortcomings (or self-perceived shortcomings), and make the other person think, "Yes, you're right, this really IS an awful meal!" Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed - eh bien, tant pis!" (p. 77).… (plus d'informations)
blueskygreentrees | 198 autres critiques | Jul 30, 2023 |
What an absolutely delightful memoir.
xaverie | 198 autres critiques | Apr 3, 2023 |
Great stories here from the iconic Ms. Sheelds (LOL ala Julie and Julia) And as you know this was one of the books used along with Julie Powell's that was adapted to screen.
Jonathan5 | 198 autres critiques | Feb 20, 2023 |


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