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Julia Child
Julia Child.jpg
1988 portrait of Julia Child by Elsa Dorfman
Born August 15, 1912 (1912-08-15)
Pasadena, California
Died August 13, 2004 (aged 91)
Cooking style French
Education Smith College
B.A. History 1934
Le Cordon Bleu
Le Grand Diplôme
Spouse Paul Cushing Child (m. 1946–1994) «start: (1946)–end+1: (1995)»"Marriage: Paul Cushing Child to Julia Child" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Child) (his death)
.Julia Child (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
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^ Julia Child August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004 (Photo courtesy of Reuters) .
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^ Julia Child was born to a well-to-do family in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912.
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She introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her cookbooks, beginning in 1961 with Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her television programs, notably The French Chef which premiered in 1963.

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Childhood and education

.Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California, a daughter of John McWilliams, Jr., a Princeton graduate and prominent land manager, and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn ("Caro") Weston, a paper-company heiress whose father, Byron Curtis Weston, served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.^ Julia Child was born to a well-to-do family in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912.
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^ Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California.
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^ Julia was born on August 15, 1912 to John and Carolyn (Weston) McWilliams.
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.The eldest [1] of three children, she had a brother, John III (1914–2002), and a sister, Dorothy Dean (1917–2006).^ Born in Pasadena, California, the eldest of three children, Julia Child admits she came to cooking relatively late.
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^ December 1973 in New Haven, CT) Educator, college dean, college president Born in Moorhead, Minnesota to Solomon G. Comstock, a successful lawyer and politician, Ada Comstock was the eldest of three children.
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^ Julia Child was born Julia McWillams in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912, one of John and Julia McWilliams's three children.
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[2]
.She attended Westridge School, Polytechnic School from fourth grade to ninth grade and then The Branson School in Ross, California, which was at the time a boarding school.^ Born Julia McWilliams, the future chef attended Polytechnic School there and The Branson School at Ross, California.
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^ She attended Polytechnic School from fourth grade to ninth grade and then The Branson School in Ross, California.
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^ After graduating from Katherine Branson School in Ross, CA (1930), she attended Smith College and received Bachelor of Arts in history (1934).
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.At six feet, two inches (1.88 m) tall, Child played tennis, golf, and basketball as a child and continued to play sports while attending Smith College, where she graduated in 1934 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.^ After graduating from Katherine Branson School in Ross, CA (1930), she attended Smith College and received Bachelor of Arts in history (1934).
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^ After graduation from Smith College in 1934, Child moved to New York, where she worked in advertising.
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^ Born in Pasadena, CA , she attended Smith College , graduating in 1934.
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[3]
.Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter for the advertising department of upscale home-furnishing firm W. & J. Sloane.^ It was part of being a young female college graduate in New York.
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^ After graduating with a BA in history from Smith College in 1934, she worked as an advertising copywriter at New York City before moving back to California.
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^ After graduation from Smith College in 1934, Child moved to New York, where she worked in advertising.
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.Returning to California in 1937, she spent the next four years writing for local publications and working in advertising.^ She was at home for four years, writing for local publication.
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^ She spent four years at home, writing for local publications and briefly working in advertising again.
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^ After returning to California in 1937, shortly before her mother died, she spent four years at home, writing for local publications and briefly working in advertising again.
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World War II

.Child joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after finding that she was too tall to enlist in the Women's Army Corps (WACs) or in the U.S. Navy through the WAVES.^ At there she volunteered as a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a newly formed government intelligence agency.
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^ A California native and Smith graduate, Julia Child (1912–2004) worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. In 1944 she met her future husband, Paul Child, in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
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^ During World War II she worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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[4]
.Child began her OSS career as a typist at its headquarters in Washington, but because of her education and experience soon got a more responsible position as a top secret researcher working directly for the head of OSS, General William J. Donovan.^ During WWII, for example, she worked directly for Bill Donovan at OSS. .
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^ Raised in a wealthy family, Julia McWilliams chafed at the stuffy pastimes of her social set, joined the OSS, and, while working in Ceylon, met her husband, Paul Child.
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^ She started out at OSS Headquarters in Washington, working directly for General William J. Donovan, the leader of OSS. Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, Julia typed up thousands of names on white note cards used to keep track of officers.
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[5] .Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, she typed ten thousand names on white note cards to keep track of officers.^ She began her OSS career at its headquarters in Washington, working directly for General William J. Donovan, the leader of OSS. Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, she typed ten thousand names on white note cards used to keep track of officers.
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^ She began her OSS career at its headquarters in Washington, working directly for General William J. Donovan, the leader of OSS. Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, she typed ten thousand names on white note cards used to keep track of officers."
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^ At there she volunteered as a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a newly formed government intelligence agency.
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.For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Rescue Equipment Section (ERES) in Washington, D.C. as a file clerk and then as assistant to developers of a shark repellent needed to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats.^ For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section in Washington, D.C., where she was a file clerk and also helped in the development of a shark repellent to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats.
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^ She worked as a research assistant and file clerk, then worked directly for OSS chief Gen.
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^ Julia then worked with the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section, where she helped develop shark repellent.
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.In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where her responsibilities included "registering, cataloging and channeling a great volume of highly classified communications" for the OSS's clandestine stations in Asia.^ After being hired at OSS headquarters in Washington, she was sent to clandestine stations in Asia, where she was responsible for "registering, cataloguing and channeling a great volume of highly classified communications."
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^ In March 1944, she set sail for Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, to work for the OSS office in the ancient city of Kandy.
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^ She was stationed in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and China.
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[6] .She was later posted to China, where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.^ Child received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service for her spy work.
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^ She was later posted to China, where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.
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^ So effective she received the "Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service" for her work at her final posting, in Chunking, China.
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[7]
.For her service, Child received an award that cited her many virtues, including her "drive and inherent cheerfulness."^ The show ran for 9 years and received Two awards for merit from the French Government including the prestigious National Order of Merit (1976) and the Peabody Award (1965) and an Emmy (1966).
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^ Her drive and inherent cheerfulness, despite long hours of tedious work, served as a spur to greater effort for those working with her.
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^ "Her drive and inherent cheerfulness, despite long hours of tedious work, served as a spur to greater effort for those working with her," her citation read.
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[5] .She married Paul Cushing Child on September 1, 1946 in Lumberville, Pennsylvania,[8] and the couple moved to Washington, D.C. Paul Child, a New Jersey native[9] who had lived in Paris as an artist and poet, was known for his sophisticated palate.^ On September 1, 1946, Julia and Paul were married, and the couple moved to Washington, D.C., where he had taken a position with the Foreign Service .
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^ They were married in September 1946 and moved to Washington DC. .
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^ In 1946, she married Paul Cushing Child.
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[10] .He joined the United States Foreign Service and introduced his wife to fine cuisine.^ Child, a Boston native who had lived in Paris as an artist and poet, was known for his sophisticated palate[3] He joined the United States Foreign Service and introduced his wife to fine cuisine.
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^ She volunteered with the American Red Cross and, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after being turned down by the United States Navy because she was too tall.
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^ Paul Child joined the United States Information Agency (USIA) and was assigned to the American Embassy in Paris in 1948, in what proved to be a turning point in their lives.

.In 1948, they moved to Paris after the US State Department assigned Paul there as an exhibits officer with the United States Information Agency.^ Then, in a fortuitous turn of events, the State Department assigned Paul as an exhibits officer with the U.S. Information Agency in France in 1948.
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^ They were married after the war was over, and Paul Child accepted a State Department assignment in Paris.
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^ Paul Child joined the United States Information Agency (USIA) and was assigned to the American Embassy in Paris in 1948, in what proved to be a turning point in their lives.

[7] .The couple had no children.^ (The couple had no children.

^ The couple had no children.
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Post-war France

Child repeatedly recalled her first meal in Rouen as a culinary revelation; once, she described the meal of oysters, sole meunière, and fine wine to The New York Times as "an opening up of the soul and spirit for me." In Paris she attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and later studied privately with Max Bugnard and other master chefs. .She joined the women's cooking club Cercle des Gourmettes; through the club she met Simone Beck, who was writing a French cookbook for Americans with her friend Louisette Bertholle.^ It was in Paris that Julia met two French women, Simca Beck and Louisette Bertholle, who were writing a cookbook aimed at an American audience.
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^ Through a friend, she met a woman named Simone Beck, who invited her to join a club, "Cercle des Gourmettes" (the female gourmets' circle.

^ Cooking became her career shortly after she met Simone Beck, known as Simca, through Cercle des Gourmettes, a cooking club for French women to which both belonged.
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.Beck proposed that Child work with them, to make the book appeal to Americans.^ August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California, the chef who is often contributed with making cooking appealing to masses of every day Americans, was born.
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^ Child made her first appearance on TV in 1963, when she appeared on a book program to tout "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" but ended up making an omelet.
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^ Mastering the Art of French Cooking Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle This is the book, originally published in 1961, that made Julia Child a household name and changed the way North Americans cook.
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.In 1951 Child, Beck, and Bertholle began to teach cooking to American women in Child's Paris kitchen, calling their informal school L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (The School of the Three Food Lovers).^ In collaboration with two French foodies, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, Child formed "L'ecole des Trois Gourmandes" and began teaching French home cooking to American women in Paris.
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^ With two fellow students, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, she formed a cooking school called L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (School of the Three Gourmets).
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^ Series III. TEACHING III-A: Cooking classes (#514-521v) 514-517: L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes 514.
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.For the next decade, as the Childs moved around Europe and finally to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the three researched and repeatedly tested recipes.^ Meryl Streep As Julia Child Next, Streep juggles pots, pans and pâté in what promises to be a deliciously rich portrait of Julia Child during the decade-long span when she...

^ When Julia Child moved back to her home state of California in 2001, she donated the kitchen from her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the Museum.
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^ The Childs settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1961, though they continued to visit Europe regularly and maintained a house in the south of France.
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.Child translated the French into English, making the recipes detailed, interesting, and practical.^ Julia translated the French ideas, ingredients and instructions into American English, making the recipes interesting, practical and nearly foolproof.
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^ It was later translated from French to English, making the recipes detailed, interesting, and practical.In the early 60's she debuted the televfision show The French Chef and it was immediately successful.
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^ In 2002, novice cook and first-time blogger Julie Powell challenges herself to cook the 542 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a single year.
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Books and television

.The three would-be authors initially signed a contract with publisher Houghton Mifflin, which later rejected the manuscript for being too much like an encyclopedia.^ They signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin, which rejected the manuscript as too much like an encyclopedia.
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^ In the end, though, Houghton Mifflin changed its mind: they said no one in America would ever want to do that kind of cooking.

^ "French Cooking" by Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle, and Julia Child: manuscript rejected by Houghton Mifflin, 1958 754.
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.Finally, when it was first published in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, the 734-page Mastering the Art of French Cooking was a best-seller and received critical acclaim that derived in part from the American interest in French culture in the early 1960s.^ Mastering the art of French cooking more books like this .
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^ Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 more books like this .
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^ Her classic “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” introduced French cuisine to Americans back in the 1960s.
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.Lauded for its helpful illustrations and precise attention to detail and for making fine cuisine accessible, the book is still in print and is considered a seminal culinary work.^ Published in 1989 The Way to Cook makes a great reference book as she explains in great detail how to prepare the dishes and the instructions are accompanied with photos which are always a help.
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^ The volume remains in print and is considered a seminal work because of its simplicity, clarity and effect, which was to illustrate that anyone who wished could cook classic French cuisine.
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^ But even today, MTAFC is a very workable book—and it's the exacting details that make it so well worth revisiting.
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.Following this success, Child wrote magazine articles and a regular column for The Boston Globe newspaper.^ More well-received cookbooks and television shows followed, and in the 1970s and 1980s Child wrote regular columns for magazines and made many appearances on television in addition to hosting her own show.
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^ Additional television shows, notably "Julia Child and Company " (1978-1979), "Julia Child and More Company" (1980), and "Dinner at Julia's" (1983), were accompanied by well-received cookbooks, and in the 1970s and 1980s Child wrote regular columns for McCalls and Parade magazines and made frequent appearances on "Good Morning America" on ABC .
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^ In addition to her six major cookbooks, she wrote regular columns for The Boston Globe , McCall's , Parade , and many articles on food or cookery in other magazines.
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.A 1962 appearance on a book review show on the National Educational Television (NET) station of Boston, WGBH, led to the inception of her television cooking show after viewers enjoyed her demonstration of how to cook an omelette.^ The Way To Cook”) taught me how to cook and how to enjoy cooking.
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^ She hosted the world’s first ever cooking show in 1962 for WGBH, Boston’s public television station.
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^ So thank you Julia Child, for showing me how to enjoy cooking.
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.The French Chef had its debut on February 11, 1963, on WGBH and was immediately successful.^ This was the cook as star, WGBH's French Chef .
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^ "The French Chef" was wildly successful.
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^ Her first show, The French Chef , bowed on public television in 1963 and ran for 10 years.
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.The show ran nationally for ten years and won Peabody and Emmy Awards, including the first Emmy award for an educational program.^ The show ran nationally for 10 years.
  • Julia Child: bon appétit - Television commercial contest- msnbc.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Emmy and Peabody Awards, 1967 1255.
  • Child, Julia. Papers, 1920-1993: A Finding Aid 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC oasis.lib.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That one show was to win her multiple awards and ran for 10 years.
  • Julia Child: A new film celebrates the culinary legend who brought her lanky charm into American living rooms – and cordon bleu into their kitchens - Features, Films - The Independent 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Though she was not the first television cook, Child was the most widely seen.^ In 2002, novice cook and first-time blogger Julie Powell challenges herself to cook the 542 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a single year.
  • A Night at the Movies with Julia Child | @ppetite 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC appetite.ketchum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She parlayed her passion into her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking which launched her long career as one of America's most beloved chefs.
  • Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child’s cooking show started airing in 1963 and she was a famous culinary television personality into the ’90s, but never developed much of an online presence.
  • Julia Child Recipes | How About Dinner and a Movie? 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC personalmoneystore.com [Source type: General]

.She attracted the broadest audience with her cheery enthusiasm, distinctively charming warbly voice, and unpatronising and unaffected manner.^ Her unpatronising manner and enthusiastic presenting style ensured she attracted a broad following.
  • Who is Julia Child? A First Post cheat-sheet | Entertainment | People | The First Post 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.thefirstpost.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Child's raspy voice and chatty manner entranced her audience and propelled TV cooking shows into a prominence that continues to grow.
  • JULIA CHILD: 1912-2004 / TV's French chef taught us how to cook with panache - SFGate 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child was not the first television cook, but she was the most widely seen and attracted the broadest audience, "from professors to policemen," as TV Guide put it at the time.
  • Julia Child: bon appétit - Television commercial contest- msnbc.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

.In 1972, The French Chef became the first television program to be captioned for the deaf, albeit in the preliminary technology of open captioning.^ "French Chef for the Deaf" 369.
  • Child, Julia. Papers, 1920-1993: A Finding Aid 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC oasis.lib.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It led to her role on television as The French Chef.
  • Julia Child's Cookbooks 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was (born Julia Carolyn McWilliams August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author and television personality, who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream, through her many cookbooks and television programs.

[11]
.Child's second book, The French Chef Cookbook, was a collection of the recipes she had demonstrated on the show.^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
  • Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft - Crunchy Con 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The French chef 2 with Julia child.
  • Search for Julia Child | Ann Arbor District Library 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.aadl.org [Source type: General]

^ The French bread recipe in this book is flawless.

.It was soon followed in 1971 by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two, again in collaboration with Simone Beck, but not with Louisette Bertholle, the relationship with whom ended on unattractive terms.^ Mastering the art of French cooking more books like this .
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]

^ Simone Beck and Louisette Remion Bertholle 743.
  • Child, Julia. Papers, 1920-1993: A Finding Aid 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC oasis.lib.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Draft 746-753: Louisette Remion Bertholle and Simone Beck, "French Cooking for All" 746.
  • Child, Julia. Papers, 1920-1993: A Finding Aid 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC oasis.lib.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Child's fourth book, From Julia Child's Kitchen, was illustrated with her husband's photographs and documented the color series of The French Chef, as well as providing an extensive library of kitchen notes compiled by Child during the course of the show.^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
  • Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft - Crunchy Con 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Remembering Julia Child: 'French Chef' touched many lives .
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^ Julia Child herself was an amazing chef .
  • An Ode to Julia Child, Quotes and Vintage Video Included! | Savory Tv | Delicious chef recipe videos 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.savory.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1981 she founded COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California, with vintners Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff to "advance the understanding, appreciation and quality of wine and food," a pursuit she had already begun with her books and television appearances.^ Julia co-founded the "American Institute of Wine and Food" (San Francisco), along with Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff.

^ She also was an early and vigorous proponent of Copia the Robert Mondavi- supported American Center for Food Wine and the Arts in Napa.
  • JULIA CHILD: 1912-2004 / TV's French chef taught us how to cook with panache - SFGate 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ She founded the educational American Institute of Wine and Food in Napa, California in 1978.
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Julia Child at the Miami Book Fair International of 1989
In the 1970s and 1980s she was the star of numerous television programs, including Julia Child & Company and Dinner at Julia's; at the same time she also produced what she considered her magnum opus, a book and instructional video series collectively entitled The Way To Cook, which was published in 1989.
.She starred in four more series in the 1990s that featured guest chefs: Cooking with Master Chefs, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, Baking With Julia, and Julia Child & Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home. She collaborated with Jacques Pépin many times for television programs and cookbooks.^ Julia Child's cookbooks: hot hot hot .
  • Julia Child's cookbooks: hot hot hot | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ How to cook like Julia Child .
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^ Remembering Julia Child: 'French Chef' touched many lives .
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.All of Child's books during this time stemmed from the television series of the same names.^ Child was 49 at the time the book was published.
  • Julia Child - in memory| WGBH Alumni 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.wgbhalumni.org [Source type: General]

^ And in classic moment on her public television series, “The French Chef,” Child called those pins toys and tossed one over her shoulder.
  • Julia Child's quiche» Abilene Reporter News 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home is the companion volume to Julia Child and Jacques Pepin's PBS series of the same name.
  • Julia Child's American-Style Potato Salad - Recipelink.com 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.recipelink.com [Source type: General]

.Beginning with In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, the Childs' home kitchen in Cambridge was fully transformed into a functional set, with TV-quality lighting, three cameras positioned to catch all angles in the room, and a massive center island with a gas stovetop on one side and an electric stovetop on the other, but leaving the rest of the Childs' appliances alone, including "my wall oven with its squeaking door."^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
  • Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft - Crunchy Con 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child herself was an amazing chef .
  • An Ode to Julia Child, Quotes and Vintage Video Included! | Savory Tv | Delicious chef recipe videos 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.savory.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, the fifth photo is not Julia Child’s kitchen.
  • My Dinner With Julia - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC bitten.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[12] .This kitchen backdrop hosted nearly all of Child's 1990s television series.^ And in classic moment on her public television series, “The French Chef,” Child called those pins toys and tossed one over her shoulder.
  • Julia Child's quiche» Abilene Reporter News 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child loved her stand mixer and the one that sits on the counter in her kitchen at the Smithsonian contains a special feature: the mixing bowl is engraved with “Bon Appétit Julia Child.” This stand mixer was a workhorse in her kitchen and appeared regularly on the television series Baking with Julia .

^ My Life in France is the late Child's memoir of her formative years in France, when she learned to cook and started her impressive career as a cookbook author, television host and all-around expert for Americans hungry for gourmet cooking.
  • Julia Child movie gets food lovers drooling 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www2.journalnow.com [Source type: General]

.She appeared in an episode of This Old House as designer of the kitchen.^ The voice was unforgettable and she was just as nice, humorous and laid back as she appeared on TV. After she died I believe the kitchen was removed from her house and put in the Smithsonian.
  • The Boomer Chronicles » Blog Archive » I Met Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.thegeminiweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This Old House was launched in 1979 by Russell Morash, who helped create The French Chef with Julia Child.^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
  • Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft - Crunchy Con 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ This was also the very first dish that Julia Child prepared on The French Chef !
  • Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon! | Sugar and Spice - al.com - al.com 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.al.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Remembering Julia Child: 'French Chef' touched many lives .
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[13]
.Child's last book was the autobiographical My Life in France, published posthumously in 2006 and written with her husband's great nephew, Alex Prud'homme.^ The Book Bench : Books, publishing, and the literary life.
  • Profiles: Good Cooking : The New Yorker 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ Child's last book was the autobiographical My Life in France, written with her husband's great nephew, Alex Prud'homme.
  • Julia Child. Online memorial and memory book. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.gonenotforgotten.com [Source type: General]

^ My Life in France Written by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme Format: eBook ISBN: 9780307264725 Our Price: $15.00 .
  • Julia Child - Authors - Random House 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: General]

.The book recounts Child's life with her husband, Paul Child, in post-World War II France.^ The book recounts Child's life with her husband, Paul, in post WWII France.
  • Julia Child. Online memorial and memory book. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.gonenotforgotten.com [Source type: General]

^ My life in France Child, Julia.

^ After marrying my husband Paul Child in 1946, I began studying cooking in Paris in 1948.
  • MySpace - Julia Child - 97 - Female - Santa Barbra, California - myspace.com/jubblies4u 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In popular culture

.Child was a favorite of audiences from the moment of her television debut on public television in 1963, and she was a familiar part of American culture and the subject of numerous references.^ Favorite Julia Child "moment"?
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^ That Child would become a successful cookbook author, pioneer of American cuisine and television icon is almost inconceivable.
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^ And in classic moment on her public television series, “The French Chef,” Child called those pins toys and tossed one over her shoulder.
  • Julia Child's quiche» Abilene Reporter News 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

In 1966 she was featured on the cover of Time with the heading, "Our Lady of the Ladle."
.In a 1978 Saturday Night Live sketch, she was parodied by Dan Aykroyd continuing with a cooking show despite profuse bleeding from a cut to his thumb.^ "She had a tape of Dan Aykroyd impersonating her on 'Saturday Night Live' and she showed it at dinner parties.
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^ Her persona was widely parodied, perhaps most notably on a famous "Saturday Night Live" sketch starring Dan Aykroyd, who cut himself in several places while preparing a dish and then, as blood spurted everywhere, blithely continued.
  • Julia Child - in memory| WGBH Alumni 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.wgbhalumni.org [Source type: General]

^ Little wonder that she was so easily spoofed in a memorable Saturday Night Live where Dan Aykroyd (playing Child) nearly sliced off his finger, resulted in a faux bloody mess.
  • 10 reasons to love Julia Child | Palm Beach Entertainment: Events, movies, restaurants, nightlife & more | pbpulse.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.pbpulse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been told that Julia loved this sketch so much that she would show it to friends at parties.^ Would love to go the that dinner party!
  • Julia Child's Birthday Dinner - Home Cooking - Chowhound 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Julia loved that bit and would often show it when hosting private parties.
  • Julia Child, Secret Agent - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child’s cooking show started airing in 1963 and she was a famous culinary television personality into the ’90s, but never developed much of an online presence.
  • Julia Child Recipes | How About Dinner and a Movie? 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC personalmoneystore.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.Jean Stapleton portrayed her in a 1989 musical, Bon Appétit!, based on one of her televised cooking lessons.^ She even was portrayed by Jean Stapleton in a 1989 musical, Bon Appétit!
  • 10 reasons to love Julia Child | Palm Beach Entertainment: Events, movies, restaurants, nightlife & more | pbpulse.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.pbpulse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her recipe worked well enough for one of her televised cooking lessons.
  • Julia Child interview from 1979 - Yankee Magazine 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.yankeemagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Jean Staplton portayed me in the 1989 musical Bon Appétit.
  • MySpace - Julia Child - 97 - Female - Santa Barbra, California - myspace.com/jubblies4u 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The title derived from her famous TV sign-off: "This is Julia Child.^ Julia Child TV shows please!
  • Julia Child autobiography - Food Media and News - Chowhound 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC chowhound.chow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What was Julia Child's famous sign-off at the end of each show?
  • The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com: Julia Child: Chef, Spy, Quiz 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.epicurious.com [Source type: General]

^ See more titles by Julia Child .
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Bon appétit!" .She was the inspiration for the character "Julia Grownup" on the Children's Television Workshop program, The Electric Company (1971–1977), and was portrayed (or more accurately, parodied) in many other television and radio programs and skits, including The Cosby Show (1984–1992) by character Heathcliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) and Garrison Keillor's radio series A Prairie Home Companion by voice actor Tim Russell.^ She had a character based on her on the children’s TV program, The Electric Company .
  • 10 reasons to love Julia Child | Palm Beach Entertainment: Events, movies, restaurants, nightlife & more | pbpulse.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.pbpulse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Julia Child’s trademark greeting “Bon appétit!” was music to the ears of an entire generation who honed their home-cooking skills by watching her television show, The French Chef .
  • 1998 Distinguished Service Award: Julia Child | Distinguished Service Awards | News & Features | Wine Spectator 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.winespectator.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1963, Boston's WGBH launched The French Chef television series which made Julia Child a national celebrity, earning her a Peabody in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966.
  • Julia Child, Julie Powell 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.ecookbooks.com [Source type: General]

.Julia Child's TV show is briefly portrayed in the 1986 movie, The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long; the 1985 Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan and the 1991 comedy Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead.^ Meryl Streep stars as TV chef Julia Child .
  • Child, Julia - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't recall Julia Child's show ever doing this.
  • Julia Child Dies at 91 | MetaFilter 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

^ Live Wire (1992) (special thanks) The Money Pit (1986) (special thanks) Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) (the filmmakers wish to thank) Self: .
  • Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

In 1993, she did the voice of Doctor Bleeb in the children's film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.
.In 2002, Child was the inspiration for The Julie/Julia Project, a popular cooking blog by Julie Powell that, along with Child's own memoir, in turn inspired the 2009 feature film Julie & Julia. (Meryl Streep portrayed Child in half the narrative.^ How to cook like Julia Child .
  • Julia Child - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film portrays Julie as idolizing Julia.
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I LOVE Julia Child, she is a definite inspiration.
  • Etsy :: The Storque :: Spotlight :: Party Planners: We Heart Julia Child Party with Food & Wine Magazine 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.etsy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .Child is reported to have been unimpressed by Powell's blog, believing Powell's determination to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year to be a stunt.^ Mastering the art of French cooking more books like this .
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris UK 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 more books like this .
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris UK 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child is classic, nobody will ever touch her or the Bible of cooking, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
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.Child's editor, Judith Jones, said in an interview: "Flinging around four-letter words when cooking isn’t attractive, to me or Julia.^ How to cook like Julia Child .
  • Julia Child - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Julia Child was as discerning an eater as she was a cook.
  • Julia Child | Bay Area Bites 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC blogs.kqed.org [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child loved La Super-Rica and so do I | Bay Area Bites 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC blogs.kqed.org [Source type: General]

^ Cooking with master chefs Child, Julia.

.She didn’t want to endorse it.^ She didn’t want to endorse it.
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking Reaches Young Readers Again - 7/20/2009 9:30:00 AM - Publishers Weekly 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.publishersweekly.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Serious Eats: Tags: Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.seriouseats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt.^ What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt.
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt...She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean."
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^ In Julie's case, her love of food merely flickers in comparison with her pressing compulsion to broil, stew, and steam her way through the book, for the sake of the blog.
  • Julia Child | Bay Area Bites 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC blogs.kqed.org [Source type: General]

.She would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned.^ She would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned.
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking Reaches Young Readers Again - 7/20/2009 9:30:00 AM - Publishers Weekly 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.publishersweekly.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1960, book editor Judith Jones had to convince the Knopfs that Americans really did want to learn how to cook French food.
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking Reaches Young Readers Again - 7/20/2009 9:30:00 AM - Publishers Weekly 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.publishersweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ My grandmother never really said much but when Julia came on she would laugh and get downright upset when Julia would stick a spoon in her mouth and into a pot.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

.Julia didn’t like what she called ‘the flimsies.’ She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean."^ Do you know what it's called?
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^ Julia didn’t like what she called ‘the flimsies.’ She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean.” .
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking Reaches Young Readers Again - 7/20/2009 9:30:00 AM - Publishers Weekly 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.publishersweekly.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ KING: I mean, like, you got famous.
  • CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Julia Child Dispenses Her 'Kitchen Wisdom' - December 28, 2000 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[14]

Retirement

Julia Child's kitchen on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
.Her husband, Paul, who was ten years older, died in 1994 after living in a nursing home for five years following a series of strokes in 1989. In 2001 she moved to a retirement community in Santa Barbara, California, donating her house and office to Smith College, which later sold the house.^ Late in 1989 her husband suffered a stroke and had to be moved to a nursing home near Cambridge.
  • CHEFS: THEIR COOKBOOKS & RECIPES - Julia Child Cookbooks - August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC recipes.albertarose.org [Source type: General]

^ In November 2001, Julia moved to Santa Barbara.
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^ Paul died in 1994, at 90.
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[15] .She donated her kitchen, which her husband designed with high counters to accommodate her formidable height, and which served as the set for three of her television series, to the National Museum of American History, where it is now on display.^ Tom Bower is the deputy registrar at the National Museum of American History.

^ She gave the kitchen, which Paul had designed and which served as the set for three of her television series, to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The reconstructed kitchen is now on view.
  • Julia Child: bon appétit - Television commercial contest- msnbc.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Carrie Kotcho is an education technologist at the National Museum of American History.

[16] Her iconic copper pots and pans were on display at Copia in Napa, California, until August 2009 when they were reunited with her kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
.She received the French Legion of Honor in 2000[17][18] and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. Child also received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Johnson & Wales University in 1995, her alma mater Smith College, Brown University in 1999, and several other universities.^ Among her many honors, she was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 2001, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003 and honorary degrees from Harvard and Smith.
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^ Honors continued the following year, when Harvard University granted Julia an honorary doctorate.
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^ She was graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during World War II in Ceylon and China, where she met Paul Child.
  • Julia Child - Authors - Random House 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: General]

.On August 13, 2004, Julia Child died of kidney failure at her assisted-living home in Montecito, two days before her 92nd birthday.^ AM on August 13, 2004 High Five, Julia!
  • Julia Child Dies at 91 | MetaFilter 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

^ Contact Me August 13, 2004 Well done, Julia.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

^ A little while before she died, I saw Julia Child on Charlie Rose.
  • Julia Child, Superspy | MetaFilter 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

[19]

Films

.On August 18, 2004, a documentary filmed during her lifetime premiered.^ Claudia Neumann, Arlington Heights, Illinois August 18, 2004 When I was younger I used to watch Julia Childs on TV with my mom.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

^ Cathie Albair, Marlton, New Jersey August 18, 2004 I first met Julia in the 1960's.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

^ Mary Bell, Renton, Washington August 18, 2004 I have been a fan of Mrs. Child for many years.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

.Produced by WGBH, the one-hour feature, Julia Child!^ Julia Child was one of them.
  • Guest Book for Julia Child – Online Guest Book by Legacy.com. 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child loved her stand mixer and the one that sits on the counter in her kitchen at the Smithsonian contains a special feature: the mixing bowl is engraved with “Bon Appétit Julia Child.” This stand mixer was a workhorse in her kitchen and appeared regularly on the television series Baking with Julia .

^ Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it.
  • Information Portal 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC hip.hclibrary.org [Source type: General]

.America's Favorite Chef
, was aired as the first episode of the 18th season of the PBS series American Masters.^ Her most famous works are the 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and, showcasing her sui generis television persona, the series The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.
  • Julia Child | ajc.com 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ Cooking with Master Chefs was Julia Child's PBS television cooking show featuring her visiting 16 celebrated chefs in the United States.
  • Serious Eats: Tags: Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.seriouseats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 22-part series, which was aired on PBS, puts an emphasis on learning basic recipes so that the viewer can learn to cook without specific instructions.
  • Julia Child Filmography 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

.The film combined archive footage of Child with current footage from those who influenced and were influenced by her life and work.^ Other Child works selling strongly (and currently out of stock on Amazon) are My Life in France, on which the film is partly based; Julia's Kitchen Wisdom and a paperback edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking .
  • Julia Child book sales sizzle - Crain's New York Business 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.crainsnewyork.com [Source type: News]

^ August 2009 10:08 5 I really enjoyed your story in ProjectFoodie.com – such was the power of Julia Child that, through the many people who were directly inspired by her life and work, she continues to gain new admirers among those of us who are not so familiar with her.
  • Food Gal » Blog Archiv » Remembering Julia Child 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.foodgal.com [Source type: General]

^ I think the “ultimate” Julia Child Bookshelf will include titles about food, chefs, and other things that influenced Child’s remarkable life.
  • Author Author » Blog Archive » Help Me Create The Ultimate Julia Child Bookshelf 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.weta.org [Source type: General]

[20][21]
.In August 2002, Julie Powell started documenting online her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.^ Mastering the art of French cooking more books like this .
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]
  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris UK 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 more books like this .
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  • Julia Child Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris UK 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.alibris.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child is classic, nobody will ever touch her or the Bible of cooking, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
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.Powell later rewrote the blog, "The Julie/Julia Project," into a memoir, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (Little, Brown, 2005), the paperback version of which was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously (Back Bay Books, 2006).^ Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen : how one girl risked her marriage, her job, and her sanity to master the art of living Powell, Julie.
  • Search for Julia Child | Ann Arbor District Library 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.aadl.org [Source type: General]

^ Loved the book Julie & Julia.
  • Etsy :: The Storque :: Spotlight :: Party Planners: We Heart Julia Child Party with Food & Wine Magazine 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.etsy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later, she used the blog as a basis for her first book, "Julie & Julia."
  • Fans of Child, rejoice! "Julie & Julia" is ready to be served - The Denver Post 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

[22] [23] Julia Child noted that she was not impressed with Powell's endeavor, saying, "I don't think she's a serious cook."[24]
.Nora Ephron wrote the screenplay for the film Julie & Julia, which she adapted from Child's memoir My Life in France and from Julie Powell's memoir.^ It is partially based on her memoir, My Life in France .
  • My Life in France by Julia Child | LibraryThing 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

^ The film portrays Julie as idolizing Julia.
  • Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project ‘a Stunt’ – Eat Me Daily 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.eatmedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My five Julia Child picks: .
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.The film, directed by Ephron, was released on August 7, 2009 with Meryl Streep playing Child.^ Release Date: August 7, 2009 .
  • Julie & Julia - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film is scheduled for August 7, 2009 release.
  • Meryl Streep Says She's Ready to Return to Broadway 2010/01/17 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Julie & Julia is an upcoming 2009 comedy-drama film, written and directed by Nora Ephron.
  • 5 RECIPES JULIA CHILD WOULD LOVE « Latest Movie News and articles – MrMovieTimes 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.mrmovietimes.com [Source type: General]

.Streep's performance has been nominated for numerous awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical or Comedy.^ Meryl Streep picked up a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role as Julia Child in 'Julie & Julia'.
  • Meryl Streep Says She's Ready to Return to Broadway 2010/01/17 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Streep has received 15 Academy Award nominations and 23 Golden Globe nominations (winning six), more than any other person in film history.
  • Meryl Streep Says She's Ready to Return to Broadway 2010/01/17 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]

^ And there's no doubt on me that Meryl will make it 16 nominations this year with her performance in this movie as Julia Child, and probably the winner because she won Critics' Choice & Golden Globes already...
  • Julie & Julia - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A film titled Primordial Soup With Julia Child was on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Life in The Universe gallery from 1976 until the gallery closed.^ My life in France Child, Julia.

^ Photo gallery: Julia Child, ‘Julie and Julia’ .
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^ Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it.
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[25]

Public works

Television series

DVD releases

.
  • Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom (2000)
  • Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home (2003)
  • Julia Child: America's Favorite Chef (2004)
  • The French Chef: Volume One (2005)
  • The French Chef: Volume Two (2005)
  • Julia Child!^ Julia Child Dies at 91 Alfred A. Knopf said in a statement she died in her sleep on Thursday at her Santa Barbara, California, home.
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    ^ "Baking with Julia," a book that came from another series that paired Child with bakers and pastry chefs, is considered the benchmark for great baking techniques.
    • Julia Child - in memory| WGBH Alumni 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.wgbhalumni.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Julia Child, the celebrated cook, author and television personality who elevated the nation's culinary standards, died in her sleep early Friday morning at an assisted living home in Montecito, Calif.
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    The French Chef
    (2006)
  • The Way To Cook (2009)
  • Baking With Julia (2009)

Books

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, original 1961 edition
Julias kitchen wisdom.jpg
.

By Others

References

  1. ^ The Biography of Julia Child, Noel Riley Fitch, pg. 169, paragraph 2..."Dorothy (at six feet four)"
  2. ^ http://www.newsmodo.com/display.jsp?id=509084
  3. ^ "Farewell, "French Chef"". Smith College. Fall 2004. http://www.smith.edu/newssmith/fall2004/child.php. 
  4. ^ Child, Julia; Prud'homme, Alex (2006). My Life in France. Random House. pp. 85. ISBN 978-0-307-27769-5. http://books.google.com/books?id=8cKLQO4bgDQC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=julia+child+oss+too+tall&source=bl&ots=DaMV9YVB0s&sig=yJw97hJgt2ehNBN0_-WsBmTEIO4&hl=en&ei=EgSvSvPVLo6llAew4ZjqBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 
  5. ^ a b "Julia Child Dished Out ... Spy Secrets?". ABC.com. 2008-08-14. http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5579095. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  6. ^ Miller, Greg (August 15, 2008). "Files from WWII Office of Strategic Services are secret no more". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-archives15-2008aug15,0,1415513.story. 
  7. ^ a b "A Look Back ... Julia Child: Life Before French Cuisine". Central Intelligence Agency. 2007-12-13. https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2007-featured-story-archive/julia-child.html. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Julia Child". http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/pages/juliachild. 
  9. ^ "Paul Child, Artist, Dies at 92". http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/14/obituaries/paul-child-artist-dies-at-92.html. 
  10. ^ Lindman, Sylvia (2004-08-13). "Julia Child: bon appétit: Celebrated cook taught America to relish life's bounty". MSNBC.com. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3694953/. Retrieved 2006-09-30. 
  11. ^ "A Brief History of Captioned Television". http://www.ncicap.org/caphist.asp. 
  12. ^ Child, Julia (1995). "Acknowledgments". In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs. Knopf. ISBN 0679438963. 
  13. ^ "This Old House: A Dream House". http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:YU-MHUjR1A4J:www.amazon.com/This-Old-House-Dream-VHS/dp/B00000F0P4+%22this+old+house%22+%22julia+child%22&cd=15&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us. 
  14. ^ Julia Child Considered The Julie/Julia Project 'a Stunt'
  15. ^ Gift from Julia Child Spurs Construction of First Campus Center at her Alma Mater, Smith College
  16. ^ Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
  17. ^ Goldberg, Carey (November 25, 2000). "For a Cooking Legend, the Ultimate Dinner Was Served". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/25/dining/20001125child.html?ex=1163480400&en=ffe4cd399b8b45b9&ei=5070. Retrieved November 12, 2006. 
  18. ^ "Profile: "Julia Child"". Encyclopædia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/women/article-9024054. Retrieved November 13, 2006. 
  19. ^ Saekel, Karola (August 14, 2004). "TV's French chef taught us how to cook with panache". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/08/14/MNG51886851.DTL. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  20. ^ Mellowes, Marilyn (June 15, 2005). "Julia Child: About Julia Child". American Masters. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/julia-child/about-julia-child/555/. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  21. ^ ""American Masters" Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef (2004)". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0784622/. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  22. ^ Powell, Julie (2002–2004). "The Julie/Julia Project". http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/. 
  23. ^ Powell, Julie. "What Could Happen". Blog. http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/. 
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  25. ^ "Primordial Soup With Julia Child". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pt0rIZ3ZNE. 

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Julia Child (née McWilliams)[1] (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, notably The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

Contents

Childhood and education

Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California, the daughter of John McWilliams, Jr., a Princeton graduate and prominent land manager, and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn ("Caro") Weston, a paper-company heiress whose father, Byron Curtis Weston, served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. The eldest [2] of three children, she had a brother, John III (1914–2002), and a sister, Dorothy Dean (1917–2006).[3]

She attended Westridge School, Polytechnic School from fourth grade to ninth grade and then The Branson School in Ross, California, which was at the time a boarding school. At six feet, two inches (1.88 m) tall, Child played tennis, golf, and basketball as a child and continued to play sports while attending Smith College, where she graduated in 1934. In a 1999 video interview, Child reported that she majored in English at Smith.[1] A press release issued by Smith in 2004 states that her major was history.[4]

Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter for the advertising department of upscale home-furnishing firm W. & J. Sloane. Returning to California in 1937, she spent the next four years writing for local publications and working in advertising.

World War II

Child joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after finding that she was too tall to enlist in the Women's Army Corps (WACs) or in the U.S. Navy through the WAVES.[5]

Child began her OSS career as a typist at its headquarters in Washington, but because of her education and experience soon got a more responsible position as a top secret researcher working directly for the head of OSS, General William J. Donovan.[6] Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, she typed ten thousand names on white note cards to keep track of officers. For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Rescue Equipment Section (ERES) in Washington, D.C. as a file clerk and then as assistant to developers of a shark repellent needed to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats. In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where her responsibilities included "registering, cataloging and channeling a great volume of highly classified communications" for the OSS's clandestine stations in Asia.[7] She was later posted to China, where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.[8]

For her service, Child received an award that cited her many virtues, including her "drive and inherent cheerfulness."[6] She met Paul Cushing Child, also an OSS employee, while in Ceylon and the two were married September 1, 1946 in Lumberville, Pennsylvania,[9] later moving to Washington, D.C. Paul Child, a New Jersey native[10] who had lived in Paris as an artist and poet, was known for his sophisticated palate.[11] He joined the United States Foreign Service and introduced his wife to fine cuisine. In 1948, they moved to Paris after the US State Department assigned Paul there as an exhibits officer with the United States Information Agency.[8] The couple had no children.

Post-war France

Child repeatedly recalled her first meal in Rouen as a culinary revelation; once, she described the meal of oysters, sole meunière, and fine wine to The New York Times as "an opening up of the soul and spirit for me." In Paris she attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and later studied privately with Max Bugnard and other master chefs. She joined the women's cooking club Cercle des Gourmettes; through the club she met Simone Beck, who was writing a French cookbook for Americans with her friend Louisette Bertholle. Beck proposed that Child work with them, to make the book appeal to Americans.

In 1951 Child, Beck, and Bertholle began to teach cooking to American women in Child's Paris kitchen, calling their informal school L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (The School of the Three Food Lovers). For the next decade, as the Childs moved around Europe and finally to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the three researched and repeatedly tested recipes. Child translated the French into English, making the recipes detailed, interesting, and practical.

In 1963, the Childs built a home near the Provence town of Plascassier in the hills above Cannes on property belonging to co-author Simone Beck and her husband, Jean Fischbacher. The Childs named it La Pitchoune, a Provençal word meaning "the little one" but over time the property was often affectionately referred to simply as 'La Peetch'[12].

Books and television

of 1989]]

The three would-be authors initially signed a contract with publisher Houghton Mifflin, which later rejected the manuscript for seeming too much like an encyclopedia. Finally, when it was first published in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, the 734-page Mastering the Art of French Cooking was a best-seller and received critical acclaim that derived in part from the American interest in French culture in the early 1960s. Lauded for its helpful illustrations and precise attention to detail and for making fine cuisine accessible, the book is still in print and is considered a seminal culinary work. Following this success, Child wrote magazine articles and a regular column for The Boston Globe newspaper. She would go on to publish nearly twenty titles under her name and with others. Many though not all, were related to her television shows. Her last book was the autobiographical My Life in France, published posthumously in 2006 and written with her husband's nephew, Alex Prud'homme. The book recounts Child's life with her husband, Paul Child, in post-World War II France.

The French Chef and related books

A 1962 appearance on a book review show on the National Educational Television (NET) station of Boston, WGBH, led to the inception of her first television cooking show after viewers enjoyed her demonstration of how to cook an omelette. The French Chef had its debut on February 11, 1963, on WGBH and was immediately successful. The show ran nationally for ten years and won Peabody and Emmy Awards, including the first Emmy award for an educational program. Though she was not the first television cook, Child was the most widely seen. She attracted the broadest audience with her cheery enthusiasm, distinctively charming warbly voice, and non-patronizing and unaffected manner.

In 1972, The French Chef became the first television program to be captioned for the deaf, albeit in the preliminary technology of open captioning.[13]

Child's second book, The French Chef Cookbook, was a collection of the recipes she had demonstrated on the show. It was soon followed in 1971 by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two, again in collaboration with Simone Beck, but not with Louisette Bertholle, the relationship with whom ended acrimoniously.[citation needed] Child's fourth book, From Julia Child's Kitchen, was illustrated with her husband's photographs and documented the color series of The French Chef, as well as providing an extensive library of kitchen notes compiled by Child during the course of the show.

In 1981 she founded The American Institute of Wine & Food[14], with vintners Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff, and others, to "advance the understanding, appreciation and quality of wine and food," a pursuit she had already begun with her books and television appearances.

Later shows and books

In the 1970s and 1980s she was the star of numerous television programs, including Julia Child & Company and Dinner at Julia's; at the same time she also produced what she considered her magnum opus, a book and instructional video series collectively entitled The Way To Cook, which was published in 1989.

She starred in four more series in the 1990s that featured guest chefs: Cooking with Master Chefs, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, Baking With Julia, and Julia Child & Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home. She collaborated with Jacques Pépin many times for television programs and cookbooks. All of Child's books during this time stemmed from the television series of the same names.

Home as television set

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Julia Child's kitchen, designed by her husband, was the setting for three of her television shows. It is now on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Beginning with In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, the Childs' home kitchen in Cambridge was fully transformed into a functional set, with TV-quality lighting, three cameras positioned to catch all angles in the room, and a massive center island with a gas stovetop on one side and an electric stovetop on the other, but leaving the rest of the Childs' appliances alone, including "my wall oven with its squeaking door."[15] This kitchen backdrop hosted nearly all of Child's 1990s television series.

Other appearances

She appeared in an episode of This Old House as designer of the kitchen. This Old House was launched in 1979 by Russell Morash, who helped create The French Chef with Julia Child. [16]

In popular culture

Child was a favorite of audiences from the moment of her television debut on public television in 1963, and she was a familiar part of American culture and the subject of numerous references. In 1966 she was featured on the cover of Time with the heading, "Our Lady of the Ladle."

In a 1978 Saturday Night Live sketch, she was parodied by Dan Aykroyd continuing with a cooking show despite ludicrously profuse bleeding from a cut to his thumb. Child reportedly loved this sketch so much she showed it to friends at parties.

Jean Stapleton portrayed her in a 1989 musical, Bon Appétit!, based on one of her televised cooking lessons. The title derived from her famous TV sign-off: "This is Julia Child. Bon appétit!" She was the inspiration for the character "Julia Grownup" on the Children's Television Workshop program, The Electric Company (1971–1977), and was portrayed (or more accurately, parodied) in many other television and radio programs and skits, including The Cosby Show (1984–1992) by character Heathcliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) and Garrison Keillor's radio series A Prairie Home Companion by voice actor Tim Russell. Julia Child's TV show is briefly portrayed in the 1986 movie, The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long; the 1985 Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan and the 1991 comedy Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead. In 1993, she was the voice of Dr. Juliet Bleeb in the children's film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.

In 2002, Child was the inspiration for "The Julie/Julia Project," a popular cooking blog by Julie Powell that was the basis of Powell's 2005 bestselling book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen , the paperback version of which was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.[17][18]. The blog and book, along with Child's own memoir, in turn inspired the 2009 feature film Julie & Julia. (Meryl Streep portrayed Child in half the narrative.) Child is reported to have been unimpressed by Powell's blog, believing Powell's determination to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year to be a stunt. Child's editor, Judith Jones, said in an interview: "Flinging around four-letter words when cooking isn’t attractive, to me or Julia. She didn’t want to endorse it. What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt. She would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned. Julia didn’t like what she called ‘the flimsies.’ She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean."[19]

Retirement

After the death of her beloved friend Simone Beck, Child relinquished La Peetch after a month long stay in June 1992 with her niece, Phila, and her family. She turned the keys over to Jean Fischbacher's sister, just as she and Paul had promised nearly 30 years earlier. Paul, who was ten years older, died in 1994 after living in a nursing home for five years following a series of strokes in 1989. [20]

In 2001 she moved to a retirement community in Santa Barbara, California, donating her house and office to Smith College, which later sold the house.[21] She donated her kitchen, which her husband designed with high counters to accommodate her formidable height, and which served as the set for three of her television series, to the National Museum of American History, where it is now on display.[22] Her iconic copper pots and pans were on display at COPIA in Napa, California, until August 2009 when they were reunited with her kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

She received the French Legion of Honor in 2000[23][24] and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. Child also received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Johnson & Wales University in 1995, her alma mater Smith College, Brown University in 2000[25], and several other universities.

Death

On August 13, 2004, Julia Child died of kidney failure at her assisted-living home in Montecito, two days before her 92nd birthday.[26] Child ended her last book My Life in France with "... thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite - toujours bon appétit!" [20]

Films

On August 18, 2004, a documentary filmed during her lifetime premiered. Produced by WGBH, the one-hour feature, Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef, was aired as the first episode of the 18th season of the PBS series American Masters. The film combined archive footage of Child with current footage from those who influenced and were influenced by her life and work.[27][28]

A film adapted by Nora Ephron from Child's memoir My Life in France and from Julie Powell's memoir, and directed by Ephron, Julie & Julia, was released on August 7, 2009. Meryl Streep played Child; her performance was nominated for numerous awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical or Comedy.

A film titled Primordial Soup With Julia Child was on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Life in The Universe gallery from 1976 until the gallery closed.[29]

Public works

Television series

DVD releases

  • Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom (2000)
  • Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home (2003)
  • Julia Child: America's Favorite Chef (2004)
  • The French Chef: Volume One (2005)
  • The French Chef: Volume Two (2005)
  • Julia Child! The French Chef (2006)
  • The Way To Cook (2009)
  • Baking With Julia (2009)

Books

By Others

References

  1. ^ a b Michael Rosen (interviewer). (June 25, 1999). Julia Child - Archive Interview, part 1 of 6. [video]. Archive of American Television on YouTube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3u1ljheBtY&feature=related
  2. ^ The Biography of Julia Child, Noel Riley Fitch, pg. 169, paragraph 2..."Dorothy (at six feet four)"
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From Wikiquote

.Julia Child (1912-2004), television chef.^ Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft .
  • Julia Child's "French Chef" as soulcraft - Crunchy Con 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Simmerstock.com performing: Julia Child: 1912-2004 .
  • Simmer Stock - Kitchen performing: Julia Child: 1912-2004 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.simmerstock.com [Source type: General]

^ Julia Child herself was an amazing chef .
  • An Ode to Julia Child, Quotes and Vintage Video Included! | Savory Tv | Delicious chef recipe videos 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.savory.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • A cookbook is only as good as its worst recipe.^ "A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe," she would say later.
    • Current.org | Julia Child profiled 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.current.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe.
    • Julia Child Interview - Eating Healthy and Smart - Quotes about Diets - Esquire 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.esquire.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Julia Child Interview - Eating Healthy and Smart - Quotes about Diets - Esquire 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC www.esquire.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In these excerpts from the conversation, she talks about American eating habits in the late 1940s; describes a rather nasty letter she received after demonstrating how to bake a chocolate cake; and offers some wisdom on cookbooks ("Your book is only as good as your worst recipe!"
    • In the Paley Center Collection | The Paley Center for Media 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC paleycenter.org [Source type: General]

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    • Quoted in New York Times obituary [1]
  • The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.^ Quoted in New York Times obituary [1] The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
    • Julia Child - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New York Times newspaper articles .
    • Julia Child’s Timeless Lessons in Cooking - The New York Times 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
    • A Boeuf Bourguignon in (Gasp!) Five Steps - The New York Times 22 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook.
    • Bon Appétit! (Julia Child’s Posthumous Resurgence) - The Toilet Paper 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC thetoiletpaper.com [Source type: General]

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    • Indirect quote on The National (CBC TV), Aug.^ Indirect quote on The National (CBC TV), Aug.
      • Julia Child - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 15:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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