Today is Julia Child’s birthday, and I continue to learn something new and often unexpected from her or about her by way of her memoirs, biographies or usually from her first cookbook (I look forward to reading her many others, some listed below). The above quote is one that I highlighted while reading My Life in France as it is a reminder that when we love what we do, the accolades are merely the cherry on top: while yes appreciated, certainly not necessary as the true passion for what one is doing is the gift and to be able to immerse themselves in it such a pure joy.
After coming across three recently published or soon-to-be published books inspired or about Julia Child, I wanted to compile a list of some of the favorites by or about Julia because there are a multitude to choose from. Next on my reading list is The French American Chef: Julia Child’s Second Act. Enjoy perusing and devouring!
New and Soon-to-be-Released Books:
~The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act by Alex Prud’homme (2016)
~In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child by Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer (2016)
~France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt (October 24, 2017)
Classic or Julia Child-inspired Reads:
~Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Child (2009)
~Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin (1999)
~Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo
~My Life in France by Julia Child (2006)
~Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle (1961)
~Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 2 by Julia Child and Simone Beck (1970)
~The French Chef Cookbook (1968), based on the black and white series of the PBS The French Chef
~View more Julia Child inspired posts here