The French Chef in America

The French Chef in America

Julia Child's Second Act

Book - 2016
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The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France --by her great-nephew

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America's first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385351751
0385351755
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 PRUD'HOM
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 25 cm

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Mar 08, 2017

Excellent book by I believe her nephew. I read his other book and they are very unbiased treatments and fascinating. She was a character and I had the privilege of hearing her speak when I lived in Santa Barbara when she was in her final years. She still had spunk and finesse and was truly one-of-a-kind.

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