Julia Child

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Gourmet Live: The 50 Most Important Women in Food

Kelly Senyei shares the scoop on the Oscar-nominated star’s off-screen life, including family meals and her work with Mario Batali
food + cooking

The Rebirth of Simone Beck

Now that she’s a character in the movie Julie and Julia, a forgotten co-author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking may once again stir up some interest among foodies....
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The Trouble with Julie & Julia

Five years after Julia Child’s death, she’s winning America’s heart again through this movie. Julie Powell is another story.
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Confessions of a Faux-Food Fanatic

It may sound odd, but I’ve come to value replicas of food more than the real thing—because even the meal of a lifetime is over in a matter of hours, but a plastic shrimp is a joy forever....
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Why Does America Hate Ratatouille?

Made from some of the season’s best produce, the dish should be a summer staple—but our national aversion to it runs deep.
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Classic Cookbooks: The 1961 Larousse Gastronomique

“Dessert without cheese is like a woman with one eye.” So goes one of the many blunt aphorisms peppered throughout Larousse Gastronomique.
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What Makes a Good Cookbook?

There was a moment of shocked silence when executive editor Doc Willoughby said he’d given away most of his cookbooks. Then all hell broke loose.
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Classic Cookbooks: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

The fact that Mastering the Art of French Cooking—a great, eternal gift to American home cooks—got published at all is a miracle.

The Accidental Purist

On the occasion of Julia Child's centennial, we reprise this profile by Joe Dolce, originally published the year before Child's passing. The story is both a perfect introduction to Julia's immortal charms,...
September 2003
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