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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Julia’s Centennial

Definitely a late-bloomer, Julia Child was 49 when she co-authored Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The rest is history.  Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eccentric but delightful chef. Writing in Shelf Awareness, blogger Kathleen Girard shares some great reading by and about the culinary expert who introduced European panache to the dull American palate of the 1950s, 60s and beyond. Here are a few of her recommendations:

Backstage with Julia by Nancy Verde Barr

My Life in France by Julia Child

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