Julia Child: A Life

Author(s): Laura Shapiro


The delicious life of one of the most beloved figures in twentiethcentury American culture-soon to be played by Meryl Streep in a major motion picture 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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143116448
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : 0.154
  • : November 2009
  • : 183mm X 128mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laura Shapiro
  • : Paperback
  • : 11-Sep
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 185