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In the hall women that marked the story, Julia Child perhaps it is one of the first placed. The chef was the first woman to present a cooking show, the call “The French Chef”(The French Chef, in free translation) and launching a book with french recipes, together with two friends, in an uncomplicated way for North American. After moving in 1948 to the France with her husband Paul, who was transferred to the French embassy, decided to enroll in the classic cooking school Le Cordon Bleu to learn from some of the best chefs of the world.
When did you start attending classes, went deep into french techniques. As soon as he mastered the cuisine, he launched the book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”(In free translation, Mastering the Art of French Cuisine), which until today is honored and considered the bible of gastronomy.
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The objective of the book was to make lay people learn to cook and meet in the kitchen. AND, mainly, that French cuisine was disseminated and absorbed more easily by everyone, with recipes of the most complex (like the famous Boeuf Bourguignon) to the simplest.
This was his first book, but not the only one. Julia still wrote during his life nothing more, no less than 20 cookery books. Just to give you an idea of the success, the “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”Was among the bestsellers for five years after your launch! In addition, after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu and his private lessons with the chef Max Bugnard, founded the culinary school L’Ecole de Trois Gourmandes with two other colleagues and friends.
A woman fleeing the beauty pattern, like Julia, and that pioneered professional kitchen, hitherto dominated only by men, inspired and intrigued at women of his time. In the film Julie & Julia (2009), Child was played by none other than Meryl Streep. THE script was based on the book Julie / Julia with two real stories, Julia and Julie (if you want to know more about the feature, click here to check out a review complete that comes with a recipe!). THE movie also shows the real cuisine of the gastronomy icon world, with the famous blue stove.
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In the United States, the “The French Chef” program changed eating habits thousands of Americans and opened doors for presenter, who became a celebrity.
In a short time, your program started to be transmitted by 96 broadcasters in the country, which contributed to receiving the acclaimed award George Foster Peabody Award in 1964. In 1966, was the first educator receiving an Emmy.
In the year of 2002, The National Museum of American History created an exhibition with the kitchen where Julia filmed three of her most famous episodes from the program.
The chef received one of awards most renowned French gastronomy, the Legion d’Honneur, after 40 years of career, recognizing his talent and making your cuisine one of the most reputable. Two days before turning 92, Julia Child died. Your last meal it was one onion soup homemade, the way she liked it so much.
Yours House, La Pitchoune has already been purchased, but you can visit it and the local remains with some preserved objects. One of them is the Black Book, written by Paul, Julia’s husband. There, he wrote several guidelines about the house and the region to offer to visiting friends.
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