Julia Child: Mastering the fine art of cooking (…and living)

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Cooking and traveling are two of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life, and when they combine, it becomes an extraordinary experience.

This is what Julia Child (1912-2004) mastered to do, she not only became an exceptional chef, but she also found the way to take the readers along with her through the unforgettable journey of cooking and living abroad.

Her books Mastering the Art of French Cooking, My life in France, The way of cooking, The French Chef and Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom, are an extraordinary collection of recipes and experiences told in an animus way, so that the readers, weather they like to cook or not, enjoy going through the pages written by Child.

Julia marked a complete era during the 1960’s and 70’s, showing American people the wonders of French cooking, and more recently, when Child books were already a classic, a movie, based on a book, revived the love that she had for cooking and became a source of inspiration for new generations that had been away of the kitchen most of their lives.

The 2009 movie based on the book Julie and Julia, started as a blogging project created by Julie Powell, who challenged herself to prepare all the recipes contained in Child’s book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in only one year.

Although it’s not clear yet if this blogging project was agreeable to Child, it certainly make her books pop up in the bookstores immediately, and had remained on the shelves ever since.

Now, that the 100 anniversary of the birthday of Julia Child has arrived, it’s time to remember her one more time, and to thank her again, for her wonderful work that has inspired so many lives.

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Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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