Julia Child (1912-2004) With her breakout 3-lb. cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking (co-authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle) and subsequent public television show The French Chef, Julia Child not only introduced meatloaf-reliant Americans to the delights of French cuisine but also enlightened a fine-food-fearing nation that cooking should be a craft, not a chore. The hearty wife of an American diplomat, Child honed her culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu while the couple…

Julia Child (1912-2004) With her breakout 3-lb. cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking (co-authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle) and subsequent public television show The French Chef, Julia Child not only introduced meatloaf-reliant Americans to the delights of French cuisine but also enlightened a fine-food-fearing nation that cooking should be a craft, not a chore. The hearty wife of an American diplomat, Child honed her culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu while the couple…

This is so far my favorite picture of Julia Child because she looks like a murderer in it.

This is so far my favorite picture of Julia Child because she looks like a murderer in it.

Julia (McWilliams) Child (1912-2004) was a 6’2” American chef, author, and television personality. She was married to Paul Child from 1946 until his death in 1994.  His job took them to Paris where she became interesting in French food.  They had no children. 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, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered…

Julia (McWilliams) Child (1912-2004) was a 6’2” American chef, author, and television personality. She was married to Paul Child from 1946 until his death in 1994. His job took them to Paris where she became interesting in French food. They had no children. 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, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered…

Did you know Julia Child passed away just two days before her birthday in 2004? Find out more facts in her bio on PBS.

Did you know Julia Child passed away just two days before her birthday in 2004? Find out more facts in her bio on PBS.

'I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it …' - Julia Child.

'I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it …' - Julia Child.

She was complex simplicity.  She was straightforward, generous, and, yes, served in the OSS, the CIA forerunner, during WWII.

She was complex simplicity. She was straightforward, generous, and, yes, served in the OSS, the CIA forerunner, during WWII.

julia child | The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

julia child | The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Julia Child 8/15/1912-8 /13/2004 I watched The French Chef with my grandfather, who cheered (or not) like a football fan as she cooked up a storm.

Julia Child 8/15/1912-8 /13/2004 I watched The French Chef with my grandfather, who cheered (or not) like a football fan as she cooked up a storm.

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