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Julia Carolyn Child (maiden name, McWilliams;[1] August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality
She is 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
Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California, the daughter of John McWilliams, Jr
, a Princeton University graduate and prominent land manager, and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn (“Caro”) Weston, a paper-company heiress whose father, Byron Curtis Weston, served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts
The eldest[2] of three children, she had a brother, John III (1914–2002), and a sister, Dorothy Dean Cousins (1917–2006)
Child attended Westridge School, Polytechnic School from fourth grade to ninth grade, then the Katherine Branson School in Ross, California, which was at the time a boarding school
[3] At six feet, two inches (1
88 m) tall, Child played tennis, golf, and basketball as a child and continued to play sports while attending Smith College, from which she graduated in 1934 with a major in English
[1] A press release issued by Smith in 2004 states that her major was history
Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter for the advertising department of upscale home-furnishing firm W
Returning to California in 1937, she spent the next four years writing for local publications, working in advertising, and volunteering with the Junior League of Pasadena
Child 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
Navy’s WAVES
[6] 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
As a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, she typed 10,000 names on white note cards to keep track of officers
For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Rescue Equipment Section (ERES) in Washington, D
as a file clerk and then as an assistant to developers of a shark repellent needed to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats
In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where her responsibilities included “registering, cataloging and channeling a great volume of highly classified communications” for the OSS’s clandestine stations in Asia
[8] She was later posted to China, where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat
[9] For her service, Child received an award that cited her many virtues, including her “drive and inherent cheerfulness
“[7] As with other OSS records, her file was declassified in 2008, however, unlike other files, her complete file is available online
While in Ceylon, she met Paul Cushing Child, also an OSS employee, and the two were married September 1, 1946, in Lumberville, Pennsylvania,[11] later moving to Washington, D
A New Jersey native[12] who had lived in Paris as an artist and poet, Paul was known for his sophisticated palate,[13] and introduced his wife to fine cuisine
He joined the United States Foreign Service, and in 1948 the couple moved to Paris when the US State Department assigned Paul there as an exhibits officer with the United States Information Agency
[9] The couple had no children
Child repeatedly recalled her first meal in Rouen as a culinary revelation; once, she described the meal of oysters, sole meunière, and fine wine to The New York Times as “an opening up of the soul and spirit for me
” In Paris, she attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and later studied privately with Max Bugnard and other master chefs
[14] She joined the women’s cooking club Le Cercle des Gourmettes, through which she met Simone Beck, who was writing a French cookbook for Americans with her friend Louisette Bertholle
Beck proposed that Child work with them, to make the book appeal to Americans
In 1951, Child, Beck, and Bertholle began to teach cooking to American women in Child’s Paris kitchen, calling their informal school L’école des trois gourmandes (The School of the Three Food Lovers)
For the next decade, as the Childs moved around Europe and finally to Cambridge, Massachusetts, the three researched and repeatedly tested recipes
Child translated the French into English, making the recipes detailed, interesting, and practical
In 1963, the Childs built a home near the Provence town of Plascassier in the hills above Cannes on property belonging to co-author Simone Beck and her husband, Jean Fischbacher
The Childs named it “La Pitchoune”, a Provençal word meaning “the little one” but over time the property was often affectionately referred to simply as “La Peetch”
The three would-be authors initially signed a contract with publisher Houghton Mifflin, which later rejected the manuscript for seeming too much like an encyclopedia
Finally, when it was first published in 1961 by Alfred A
Knopf, the 726-page Mastering the Art of French Cooking[16] was a best-seller and received critical acclaim that derived in part from the American interest in French culture in the early 1960s
Lauded for its helpful illustrations and precise attention to detail, and for making fine cuisine accessible, the book is still in print and is considered a seminal culinary work
Following this success, Child wrote magazine articles and a regular column for The Boston Globe newspaper
She would go on to publish nearly twenty titles under her name and with others
Many, though not all, were related to her television shows
Her last book was the autobiographical My Life in France, published posthumously in 2006 and written with her grand nephew, Alex Prud’homme
The book recounts Child’s life with her husband, Paul Child, in post-World War II France
A 1962 appearance on a book review show on what was then the National Educational Television (NET) station of Boston, WGBH-TV(now a major Public Broadcasting Service station), led to the inception of her first television cooking show after viewers enjoyed her demonstration of how to cook an omelette
The French Chef had its debut on February 11, 1963, on WGBH and was immediately successful
The show ran nationally for ten years and won Peabody and Emmy Awards, including the first Emmy award for an educational program
Though she was not the first television cook, Child was the most widely seen
She attracted the broadest audience with her cheery enthusiasm, distinctively charming warbly voice, and unpatronizing and unaffected manner
In 1972, The French Chef became the first television program to be captioned for the deaf, even though this was done using the preliminary technology of open-captioning
Child’s second book, The French Chef Cookbook, was a collection of the recipes she had demonstrated on the show
It was soon followed in 1971 by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two, again in collaboration with Simone Beck, but not with Louisette Bertholle, with whom the professional relationship had ended
Child’s fourth book, From Julia Child’s Kitchen, was illustrated with her husband’s photographs and documented the color series of The French Chef, as well as providing an extensive library of kitchen notes compiled by Child during the course of the show
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In the 1970s and 1980s, she was the star of numerous television programs, including Julia Child & Company, Julia Child & More Company and Dinner at Julia’s
For the 1979 book Julia Child and More Company she won a National Book Award in category Current Interest
[17] In 1981 she founded the American Institute of Wine & Food,[18] with vintners Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff, and others, to “advance the understanding, appreciation and quality of wine and food,” a pursuit she had already begun with her books and television appearances
In 1989, she published what she considered her magnum opus, a book and instructional video series collectively entitled The Way To Cook
Child starred in four more series in the 1990s that featured guest chefs: Cooking with Master Chefs, In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs, Baking with Julia, and Julia Child & Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home
She collaborated with Jacques Pépin many times for television programs and cookbooks
All of Child’s books during this time stemmed from the television series of the same names
Child’s use of ingredients like butter and cream has been questioned by food critics and modern-day nutritionists
She addressed these criticisms throughout her career, predicting that a “fanatical fear of food” would take over the country’s dining habits, and that focusing too much on nutrition takes the pleasure from enjoying food
[19][20] In a 1990 interview, Child said, “Everybody is overreacting
If fear of food continues, it will be the death of gastronomy in the United States
Fortunately, the French don’t suffer from the same hysteria we do
We should enjoy food and have fun
It is one of the simplest and nicest pleasures in life
Julia Child’s kitchen, designed by her husband, was the setting for three of her television shows
It is now on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D
Beginning with In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs, the Childs’ home kitchen in Cambridge was fully transformed into a functional set, with TV-quality lighting, three cameras positioned to catch all angles in the room, and a massive center island with a gas stovetop on one side and an electric stovetop on the other, but leaving the rest of the Childs’ appliances alone, including “my wall oven with its squeaking door
“[22] This kitchen backdrop hosted nearly all of Child’s 1990s television series
After the death of her beloved friend Simone Beck, Child relinquished La Pitchoune after a month long stay in June 1992 with her family, her niece, Phila, and close friend and biographer, Noël Riley Fitch
She turned the keys over to Jean Fischbacher’s sister, just as she and Paul had promised nearly 30 years earlier
Also in 1992, Julia spent five days in Sicily at the invitation of Regaleali Winery
American journalist Bob Spitz spent a brief time with Julia during that period while he was researching and writing his then working title, History of Eating and Cooking in America
Spitz took notes and made many recordings of his conversation with Child and these later formed the basis of a secondary biography on Child, published August 7, 2012 (Knopf), five days before the centennial of her birthdate
[23][24] Paul Child, who was ten years older than his wife, died in 1994 after living in a nursing home for five years following a series of strokes in 1989
In 2001, Child moved to a retirement community, donating her house and office to Smith College, which later sold the house
[26] She donated her kitchen, which her husband designed with high counters to accommodate her height, and which served as the set for three of her television series, to the National Museum of American History, where it is now on display
[27] Her iconic copper pots and pans were on display at Copia in Napa, California, until August 2009 when they were reunited with her kitchen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D
In 2000, Child received the French Legion of Honour[28][29] and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000
[30] She was awarded the U
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003; she also received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Johnson & Wales University (1995), Smith College (her alma mater), Brown University (2000),[31] and several other universities
On August 13, 2004, Julia Child died of kidney failure at her retirement community home, Casa Dorinda, in Montecito, California, two days before her 92nd birthday
[32] Her last meal was French onion soup
[33] Child ended her last book, My Life in France, with ”
thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – toujours bon appétit!”[25]
In 1995, Julia Child established The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, a private charitable foundation to make grants to further her life’s work
The Foundation, originally set up in Massachusetts, later moved to Santa Barbara, California, where it is now headquartered
Inactive until after Julia’s death in 2004, the Foundation makes grants to other non-profits
[34] The grants support primarily gastronomy, the culinary arts and the further development of the professional food world, all matters of paramount importance to Julia Child during her lifetime
The Foundation’s website provides a dedicated page listing the names of grant recipients with a description of the organization and the grant provided by the Foundation
[35] One of the grant recipients is Heritage Radio Network which covers the world of food, drink and agriculture
Beyond making grants, the Foundation was also established to protect Julia Child’s legacy; it is the organization to approach to seek permission to use images of Julia Child and/or excerpts of her work
Many of these rights are jointly held with other organizations like her publishers and the Schlesinger Library at The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University who may also need to be contacted
Recently, the Foundation has been more active in protecting these posthumous rights
Well known for her opposition to endorsements, the Foundation follows a similar policy regarding the use of Julia’s name and image for commercial purposes
The Julia Child Rose, known in the UK as the “Absolutely Fabulous” rose, is a golden butter/gold floribunda rose named after Child
On September 26, 2014, the US Postal Service issued 20 million copies of the “Celebrity Chefs Forever” stamp series, which featured portraits by Jason Seiler of five American chefs: Julia Child, Joyce Chen, James Beard, Edna Lewis, and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi
Child was a favorite of audiences from the moment of her television début on public television in 1963, and she was a familiar part of American culture and the subject of numerous references, including numerous parodies in television and radio programs and skits
Her great success on air may have been tied to her refreshingly pragmatic approach to the genre, “I think you have to decide who your audience is
If you don’t pick your audience, you’re lost because you’re not really talking to anybody
My audience is people who like to cook, who want to really learn how to do it
” In 1996, Julia Child was ranked No
46 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time
In 2002, Child was the inspiration for “The Julie/Julia Project,” a popular cooking blog by Julie Powell that was the basis of Powell’s bestselling book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, published in 2005, the year following Child’s death
The paperback version of the book was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
[47][48][49] The blog and book, along with Child’s own memoir My Life in France, in turn inspired the 2009 feature film Julie & Julia in which Meryl Streep portrayed Child
For her performance, Streep received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination
Child is reported to have been unimpressed by Powell’s blog, believing Powell’s determination to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year to be a stunt
Child’s editor, Judith Jones, said in an interview: “Flinging around four-letter words when cooking isn’t attractive, to me or Julia
She didn’t want to endorse it
What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt
She would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned
Julia didn’t like what she called ‘the flimsies’
She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean
On March 15, 2016, Twitch
tv started to stream Julia Child’s show The French Chef
This event was in celebration of both the launch of the cooking section of Twitch
tv and the anniversary of Child’s graduation from Le Cordon Bleu


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