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Mystic Ink Publishing Voices of the Masters Series - Julia Child - Santa Barbara Writers Conference - 1986
Episode 196th December 2021 • Mystic Ink, Publisher of Spiritual, Shamanic, Transcendent Works, and Phantastic Fiction • Matthew Pallamary
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Julia Child was an American cooking teacher, author, and television personality recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbookMastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

When it was first published in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, the 726-page Mastering the Art of French Cooking 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 grandnephew, Alex Prud'homme. The book recounts Child's life with her husband, Paul Cushing Child, in postwar France.