Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

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Anchor Books, 2012 - 569 pages
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Julia Child entered the lives of millions of Americans with her bestselling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking; her popular and long-running cooking show, The French Chef; and her beloved memoir, My Life in France. In this intimate and revealing biography, based on exclusive interviews and scores of private letters and diaries, Noel Riley Fitch leads us through her incredible life.
 
We travel with Julia from her exuberant youth in California to her raucous days at Smith Colle≥ from her volunteer service with the OSS during World War II to the day she met Paul Child, the man with whom she would enjoy a fifty year marriage. We're with her when she takes her first culinary course at 37 and discovers her true calling; when she begins work on her landmark cookbook and suffers the rejections of most publishers in New York. And when finally her vision strikes a chord with a generation of Americans tired of bland cuisine, we're there to share in the making of a legend.
 
Julia Child became a household name by resisting fads and narrow conventions, by being the quintessential teacher and an inspiration to modern women, and by doing it all with her trademark humor and aplomb. Appetite for Life is her truly remarkable story.

 

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Review: Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

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If you want to read an encyclopedic account of Julie Child's life..this is the book for you. One fact after another with little or no "fun". I would not recommend this for an enjoyable read. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

A Place in the
13
Ivy Walls and Jelly Donuts
47
23
74
26
89
C
105
27
117
Back Home and Cooking on the Range
249
Launching the Book
269
Notre Dame de la Cuisine
456
Do Not Go Gentle
480
Family Trees
506
Notes
513
30
533
Bibliography
547
269
554
47
555

The French Chef
285
Provençal Winters
339
Riding the Second Wave
357
A Time of Loss
435

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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

Noel Riley Fitch is the author of Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties and Anais: The Erotic Life of Anais Nin, as well as other books chronicling the French-American artistic experience. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles and on the Left Bank in Paris.

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