The enchanting story of Julia Child’s years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author–a sequel in spirit to My Life in France–by her great-nephew
Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America’s first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her “French chef” persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.
The French Chef in America is the perfect cozy companion for winter crafts and cooking! If you like to listen while you work, it’s nice to have a book that, while fascinating and in depth, isn’t requiring every bit of your concentration. Which generally rules out non-fiction but for me, this was a perfect mix of humor and insight, reflection and inspiration. I would definitely gift this book to others!
Thanks to Blogging for Books for the review opportunity!