Julia Child, who many people consider the original celebrity chef, would have turned 100 on August 15. She inspired many to try their hands at cooking, make mistakes along the way, and have fun doing it!
The Denver Public Library has many of Julia's cookbooks, along with biographies of her and books written by those she worked with and inspired, not to mention DVDs of her show The French Chef. Julia came to cooking later in her life, and her years before she moved to France and learned to cook are also interesting to read about. How will you celebrate Julia's birthday?
Cookbooks by Julia:
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (with Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck)
Baking with Julia (based on her PBS series, written by Dorie Greenspan)
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (with Jacques Pépin)
A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant
Julia's Cats: Julia Child's Life in the Company of Cats, Patricia Barey
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz
My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child, Jessie Hartland