DEARIE: THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF JULIA CHILD
READ THIS IF YOU'VE EVER TOTALLY DESTROYED AN OMELET TRYING TO FLIP IT, AND THEN JUST CARRIED RIGHT ON LIVING YOUR LIFE.
Julia Child would have been an epic 100 years old this month, calling for a balls-out, Child-worthy party: after all, the woman knew how to throw down. Her infectiously joyous, warbly voice was the direct cause of America's current feverish love affair with (or hypnotic addiction to) all things Food Network. She was tall, she was goofy, she loved a perfect beurre blanc, and she was — and is — an icon. As a side note, Bob Spitz could probably write a terrifyingly accurate bio on every one of you, without even having to get you drunk and listen thoughtfully as you reveal all of your darkest secrets. The man is thorough.BEST PAIRED WITH BOEUF BOURGUIGNON, OBVIOUSLY, OR MAYBE SOLE MEUNIÈRE IN THIS HEAT.
BY BOB SPITZ | KNOPF, $28.95
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