Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

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?


Julia Child, The French Chef

Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom

Julie & Julia

Baking with Julia

Cookbooks by Julia:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (with Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck)

The Way to Cook

Baking with Julia (based on her PBS series, written by Dorie Greenspan)

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (with Jacques Pépin)


As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece

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

For Kids:

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child, Jessie Hartland

Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat, Susanna Reich

Check out the biography.com tribute to Julia here. How is PBS celebrating The French Chef? Check out Cook for Julia!

Bon appetit!


Written by Becker on August 14, 2012


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