With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career path, from California party girl to coolheaded chief clerk in a World War II spy station to bewildered amateur cook and finally to the Cordon Bleu in Paris, the school that inspired her calling. A food lover who was quintessentially American, right down to her little-known recipe for classic tuna fish casserole, Shapiro’s Julia Child personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.
Julia Child - In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
Unearthing the secrets of 26 great cooks from across the country, Julia Child translates them for the home cook and provides 150 splendid recipes which take full advantage of the exciting new flavors of American cooking today. A companion to the popular PBS series. 110 color photos.
Julia Child - The French Chef Cookbook
From Library Journal: Child's TV career began in 1963 with The French Chef on WGBH-TV in New England. The show proved very popular, and this book contains all the recipes featured in the 119 installments. The text is buttressed with photographs demonstrating cooking, cutting, and serving techniques.
Julia Child - Julia Child & More Company
Here is Julia back again to make life easier for the hundreds of thousands of American cooks faced with the perennial problem of what to cook for company. Here are 13 more splendid menus for entertaining - simple dishes and elegant ones, thrifty meals and splurges, quickly whipped-up recipes and loving creations, something for every mood and occasion. Whether you've invited vegetarians for dinner or friends who particularly relish the extravagances to be had in a top-flight restaurant, Julia has the answers. You'll find a large, ambitious buffet, elaborate enough for a wedding feast, that can be executed single-handed. You'll find a country meal for fresh-air appetites, a hearty one-dish dinner for a crowd, and a plush picnic fit for royalty - a whole new wonderful choice of delights, from a classic summary menu to a winter supper centered around a tureen of bubbling, cheese-encrusted onion soup. Endlessly fascinated by new possibilities that make the art of cooking (and eating) ever more exciting. Julia gives her own culinary twist to such classic dishes as a cassoulet, braised beef, and 'ate en croute. Always inventive, always resourceful, Julia draws freely on the cuisines of many countries for new inspiration. As can be seen from the color photographs throughout, everything you serve will be as appetizing for your company to behold as it will be to taste and to savor.
Julia Child - The Way to Cook
From Publishers Weekly: Child's new magnum opus reminds us that she has almost single-handedly inspired the superb quality of modern larders. Without her unflagging commitment to good eating, it is doubtful that fresh duck foie gras would have been available for the saute included here. However, this wonderful book is hardly a paean to elitist fare, maintaining Child's unique perspective while reflecting attitudes about food that "have changed through these last years" and sharing much new knowledge. Recipes, divided into a master formula and variations, are grouped by technique; French classics stand fin-to-wing with American offerings (roast turkey). Dietary concerns are addressed with low-fat soups and a cottage cheese-enriched chicken liver mousse. Nevertheless, the author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, who would "rather swoon over . . . one small serving of chocolate mousse . . . than indulge one . . . fat-free gelatin puddings," has not gone light. Six hundred handsome photographs underscore Child's technical genius. 110,000 first printing; BOMC main selection.
Julia Child - Cooking With Master Chefs
In this companion volume to the PBS series "Cooking with Master Chefs," Julia Child introduces sixteen of America's talented chefs from different parts of the country and interprets their recipes for the home cook. With the help of more than eighty color photographs we see the chefs at work in home kitchens and we learn the individual techniques that make their signature dishes so delicious -- and so workable. For example: -- from Charles Palmer (Aureole, New York), how to sear peppery venison steaks -- from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Santa Monica), how to make a spicy vegetarian feast -- from Emeril Lagasse (Emeril's, New Orleans), how to produce an authentic crab boil and a shrimp etoufee -- from Andre Soltner (Lutece, New York), how to cook traditional family dishes from Alsace -- from Jeremiah Tower (Stars, San Francisco), three innovative ways with chicken -- from Lidia Bastianich (Felidia, New York), the secrets of pasta and risotto -- from Patrick Clark (Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C.), new ways with fish -- fresh salmon as a roulade, grouper crusty with horseradish -- from Michel Richard (Citrus, Los Angeles), how to work with chocolate -- a mousse-filled dome, deep-fried chocolate truffles -- from Amy Ferguson-Ota (The Ritz-Carlton, Hawaii), the special flavors of island produce -- breadfruit, ti leaves, green papayas, wok-seared ono -- from Robert Del Grande (Cafe Annie, Houston), how to cook with chiles -- from Nancy Silverton (Campanile, Los Angeles), the trick of a grape starter that works magic on her crusty loaves -- from Jan Birnbaum (Campton Place, San Francisco), how to home-smoke salmon and roast sassafras-encrusted lamb -- from Jean-Louis Palladin (Jean-Louis at The Watergate, Washington, D.C.), the technique of roasting duck breasts in a fireplace -- from Alice Waters (Chez Panisse, Berkeley), celebrating the winter harvest in vegetable dishes and salads -- from Jacques Pepin (chef-at-large), making puff pastry and a freestanding souffle Julia Child writes in her Introduction that she's never known a serious cook or chef who didn't say: "Every day I learn something new!" "That point of view," she says, "turns home cooking and the pleasures of the table into a wonderful adventure.' So, appetit, and enjoy the adventures that this wonderful book provides.
Julia Child - Életem Franciaországban
Julia Child 1948-ban érkezett diplomata férje oldalán először Franciaországba. Egy szót sem tudott franciául, soha addig nem kóstolt egyetlen francia ételt sem, ráadásul főzni sem tudott. Ám ahogy kezdett elmélyedni a nyelv tanulásában, ahogy kezdte megismerni a franciák életmódját és konyháját, szenvedélyes érdeklődés gyúlt benne az ország és lakói iránt, a főzés pedig életre szóló hivatásává vált. Ebben a könyvben Julia Child elsősorban franciaországi kalandjait meséli el: feltárul előttünk a háború utáni Párizs a híres Cordon Bleu főzőiskolával, az eldugott kisvendéglőkkel és a külföldiek pénztárcájához mért elegáns éttermekkel. Juliával együtt kilátogatunk Marseille nyüzsgő halpiacaira, végigjárjuk Provence kisvárosait, megcsodáljuk a kiépülőben levő francia Riviérát, megismerünk híres séfeket és a helyi konyha minden csínját-bínját értő egyszerű parasztasszonyokat. A szeretett férjével Európa más országaiba tett közös utazásaikról szóló tudósításokból kiderül az is, milyennek látta kontinensünket akkoriban egy érdeklődő amerikai. Az emlékirat egyben beszámoló arról, milyen hányattatások után sikerült kiadni a francia szerzőtársnőivel közösen írt, ma már alapműnek számító, kétkötetes angol nyelvű nagy francia szakácskönyvet, és hogyan lett Juliából Amerika első televíziós sztárszakácsa.
Julia Child - From Julia Child's kitchen
"Be a fearless cook! Try out new ideas and new recipes, but always buy the freshest and finest ingredients, whatever they may be. Furnish your kitchen with the most solid and workmanlike equipment you can find. Keep your knives ever sharp and--toujours bon appetit!" Introduction - Julia Child
Anthony Burgess - A Dead Man in Deptford
Set in Elizabethan England, Burgess's first novel for four years centres on the life of Christopher Marlowe, who was killed in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford 400 years ago. It portrays a theatre genius riven by sexual and political conflicts.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - Fizz Carr - The River Cottage Family Cookbook
A distinctly educational cooking primer for the whole family with more than 100 recipes that can be made by children. The latest addition to the best-selling RIVER COTTAGE cookbook series inspires the entire family to venture into the kitchen to prepare delicious, wholesome food together. THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK features a comprehensive repertoire of more than 100 recipes and kitchen projects that cooks of all ages will enjoy: making butter, curing bacon, planting a kitchen garden, and more. This complete cookbook will show kids how quality ingredients are produced, while teaching lifelong lessons about meaningful cooking and eating. "Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a brilliant, argumentative British cook and food writer . . . [His] recipes happen to be terrific, for meat and other things: His chocolate-chip cookie recipe in THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK finally released my children from years of sub-standard attempts." --Cynthia Zarin, GourmetReviews "[A] smart mix of Utopian fantasy and culinary reality."-Washington Post
Winifred Gérin - Elizabeth Gaskell
Winifred Gérin's biography of Mrs. Gaskell is based on a fresh examination of all available sources, and is the first to make full use of the mass of material that became available with the publication of the _Letters_ in 1966.The result is a rich portrait. Mrs. Gaskell's literary career is fully explored, but she is also revealed as an admirable mother to her four daughters, a graceful and accomplished hostess, a dedicated socail worker, a great traveller, and a delightful correspondent, with a wide range of friends, including of course Charlotte Bronte, the subject of Mrs. Gaskell's great biography. 'She is like the best things in her books; full of generous and tender sympathies, of thoughtful kindness, of pleasant humour, of quick apprecation, of utmost simplicity and thruthfulness, and uniting with peculiar delicacy and refinement a strength of principle and purpose and straightforwardness of action, succh as few women possess.' _Charles Eliot Norton to James Russell Lowell_
Deborah Heiligman - Charles and Emma
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates. Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.
Julia Child - Simone Beck - Mastering the Art of French Cooking 2.
Here is the sequel to the great cooking classic. Each of the new recipes is worked out step-by-step, with the clarity and precision that are the essence of the first volume. 5 times as many drawings as in Vol. I make the clear instructions even more so.
Jane Rollason - Gandhi (Penguin Readers)
Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948, but his name is famous around the world. He fought for change in South Africa and then at home in India. But he lived a simple life and he protested without violence. People watched him and they loved him. Many follow his ideas today.
Nancy Taylor - Michael Jordan (Penguin Readers)
Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls number 23, is very famous. And he can fly! Maybe he is the best basketball player of all time. But where did he come from? How did he start in basketball? Read about his life and about his love of basketball.
Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Francesca Marini - Caravaggio
Caravaggio, part of the Skira Mini Art Books pocket-sized series with lots of images. Published on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio's death, the turbulent life and revolutionary masterpieces of a genius: Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio. A new and stimulating opportunity to penetrate the very essence of the terribly natural painter, his revolutionary and astonishing naturalistic criterion.
John Keegan - Churchill
Was Churchill as a great a wartime leader as he has hitherto been made out? John Keegan discusses the view of the soldiers such as Alanbrooke, his wartime Chief of Staff, and considers Churchill the politician who surprisingly got it wrong so often, not least in the 1945 election. Keegan also writes vividly about Churchill's upbringing and his ambitious streak, which emerged early on and led him into the army and the Boer War. 'Keegan's enjoyable, challenging and intelligent contribution shows that Churchill's is a never-ending story...As well as being one of the country's greatest experts on the Second World War, Keegan is a superbly accessible writer...witty, opinionated, but above all authoritative' Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday
Jill Lepore - The Secret History of Wonder Woman
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Richard Holmes - Coleridge
Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by much recent scholarship as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Richard Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of the page as a brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking figure who invades the imagination. This is an act of biographical recreation which brings back to life Coleridge's poetry and encyclopaedic thought, his creative energy and physical presence. He is vivid and unexpected. Holmes draws the reader into the labyrinthine complications of his subject's personality and literary power, and faces us with profound questions about the nature of creativity, the relations between sexuality and friendship, the shifting grounds of political and religious belief.