Synopsis by Mark Deming
Julia Child may well have introduced more Americans to classic European cuisine than anyone else; as the author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking and host of the long-running public television series The French Chef, Child's playful sense of humor and no-nonsense approach to the nuts and bolts of fine food made her a favorite of food snobs and aspiring cooks alike. Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef is a documentary on Child's remarkable life and times, including her work with the OSS during World War II, her long and happy marriage to Paul Child, her experiences as the only woman in her class at Paris' Cordon Bleu cooking school, and how a guest spot plugging her book on an educational television station in Boston started her on a long and successful career before the camera.
book, career-retrospective, chef, cooking, gourmet-food