Julia Child
Julia Child

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during WWII in Ceylon and China, where she met Paul Child. After they married in Paris, where she studied at the Cordon Bleu, and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bartholle, 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 Julia Child a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966. Subsequent public television shows were Julia Child & Company (1978), Julia Child & More Company (1980)—both of which were accompanied by cookbooks—and Dinner at Julia's (1983), followed by Cooking with Master Chefs (1993), In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (1995), and her collaboration with Jacques Pépin, Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999). She died in 2004.

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Author: Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme | Narrator: Flo Salant Greenberg
Release Date: April 04, 2006
In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her “true calling.”

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life.
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