Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

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It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station.  And yet, that’s exactly what Julia Child did.  The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off… (più)

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If you enjoy loving descriptions of French cuisine and want to re-experience the novelty of a six-foot-three woman with a fluty voice bringing French cooking to the masses, then this book, like the best of Child’s recipes and television series, will be a source of pleasure.

Spitz spent four years researching and writing the 500-plus-page tome. That’s still shy of the 700-plus pages of Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but what Spitz produces is also a deliciously satisfying read. As Child would say, “Bon appetit!”

An unabashed celebration of the mistress of haute cuisine published on the centennial of her birth. What it lacks in critical edge, the book makes up for in detail and context, arguing that Child was far more than the original celebrity chef.

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Editore: Vintage (07 Agosto 2012)

Format: EPUB

Numero di pagine: 640 pagine

Dimensioni del file: 7.3 MB

Protezione: DRM

Lingua: Inglese


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