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Julia, Child: 10/22/14

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Julia Child is synonymous with American cooked French Cuisine. The real Julia Child after WWII until her death in 2004 made a career for herself cooking French cuisine and teaching others how to it through her television shows and her books.

Now imagine, if you will, if she had started cooking as a child. That's exactly what Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad does. Julia and her friend Simca, who could be fashioned after Julia's mentor, Simone Beck, love food and love to cook. They begin to teach themselves the fine art of French cooking.

For Julia and Simca, the entire experience is fun — from finding the recipes, to making them, to eating them. Even if things go wrong or things don't taste right, they still have fun. The adults in their lives, though, don't see French cuisine as something that's fun. It's serious business, something to be slaved over and eaten carefully. So for the two friends, it becomes a challenge to them to teach the adults the way to cook.

(Bet you thought I was going to say joy of cooking.)

Five stars

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