Born: August 15, 1912, Pasadena, California, USA
Died: August 13, 2004, Montecito, California, USA
Cause of Death: Complications of kidney failure
Height: 6’2″ (1.88m)
Spouse: Paul Child (m. 1946-1994)
Legendary cook and teacher Julia Child had a tremendous impact on food and culinary history in America. books and television series, spanned forty years, her teachings encouraged people to care about food and cooking. Many Americans were inspired to conquer their fears of the unfamiliar and to expand their ideas about ingredients and flavors, tools and techniques, and meals in general.
Recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.
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Julia grew up with a cook who served her family. She did not observe or learn how to cook from the family’s cook. Her grandmother from Illinois would make doughnuts and crullers. She did not learn to cook until she met her would-be husband, Paul Child, because he grew up in a family very interested in food.
Julia joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after finding that she was too tall to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) or in the U.S. Navy’s WAVES. She began her OSS career as a typist at its headquarters in Washington, but because of her education and experience soon was given a more responsible position as a top secret researcher working directly for the head of OSS, General William J. Donovan.
came out in 2009 starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and so many more. Star in this movie about Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.
Run Time 1h 58min