Julia Child

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Julia Child

By Laura Shapiro

Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670038398, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2007

With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation's culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child's unlikely career path, from California party girl to coolheaded chief clerk in a World War II spy station to bewildered amateur cook and finally to the Cordon Bleu in Paris, the school that inspired her calling. A food lover who was quintessentially American, right down to her little-known recipe for classic tuna fish casserole, Shapiro's "Julia Child" personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.

About the Author
Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro was at "Newsweek" for more than fifteen years. The author of "Perfection Salad," she has written for many other publications, including "The New York Times," "Rolling Stone," "Granta," and "Gourmet."