When Julia Child went on the air in 1962, her sprightliness and America’s awe of the French cuisine made her irresistible. To most middle-class American housewives, she was the venerated saint of chefs. Meat was her forte and butter was her obsession. She discovered her love for French cooking when she moved to Paris with her husband, Paul Child, in 1948. Get to know her better in France is a Feast, a book that sheds light on her past, featuring intimate photos by Paul and personal stories recounted by Alex Prud’homme, her great-nephew.

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