People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People: And Other Wisdom (Hardcover)
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A charming, giftable collection of the beloved, best-selling author's inimitable quotes—her words of wisdom on love, life, and, of course, food.
"If you're afraid of butter, use cream." So decrees Julia Child, the legendary culinary authority and cookbook author who taught America how to cook—and how to eat. This delightful volume of quotations compiles some of Julia's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for Julia fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
About the Author
Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California, in 1912. She graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during World War II. She married Paul Child and they moved to Paris, where she studied at the Cordon Bleu. In Paris, she taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). In 1963, Boston’s WGBH launched The French Chef television series, which made Julia Child a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1964 and an Emmy in 1966, the first of several. After a more than fifty-year career as an author, teacher, and advocate for home cooking, including numerous public television series and best-selling cookbooks, she remains a beloved culinary icon. In 2002, her Cambridge, Massachusetts, kitchen, featured in many of her television series, was displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it now anchors the museum’s first major exhibit on food history. She was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 2000 and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003 for her contributions to French and American culture. She died in Santa Barbara, California, in 2004, two days before her ninety-second birthday. Since then, the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, which Julia established before she died, has continued her legacy, by educating and encouraging others to cook, eat, and drink well, through grants and by presenting the annual Julia Child Award.
"As with her meals, the latest book from culinary legend Julia Child is a true labor of love, brimming with words of wisdom, life lessons and, of course, food — the perfect companion for the cooking enthusiast and her countertops."
—Kristin Granero, TODAY.com
"This one’s for the food-lovers (and Julia Child fans) in your life. (But let’s be honest—isn’t that everyone?) This nicely bound book is a collection of Child’s best quotes, including some of her best lines about eating and food . . . This is a compact, meaningful gift that they’ll love tucking next to their cookbook collection."
—Lauren Phillips, RealSimple.com
"A delightful treat sure to be gobbled up by foodies on your gift list."
—The Wall Street Journal
"The legendary culinary authority taught us not only how to cook with her books and PBS shows, but also life lessons through her keen perceptions, wit, and the power of her punchy words . . . Inspiring and entertaining, the volume provides a much-needed lift these days as we prepare for the holidays." —The Boston Globe
"[This book] collects [Julia Child's] lifetime of wisdom in pithy and humorous quotes you’ll enjoy reading again and again . . . it fits the bill as a great gifting idea for both the aspiring and seasoned cooks in your life."
"[People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People] should make the cooking aficionados on your list gleeful. A great stocking stuffer, it will make a delightful treasure trove of all things culinary for cooking buffs of any age . . . [Julia Child] is known for having said, “Eating is one of the French National Sports.” Many of the sayings included here offer what could be the start of many an essay . . . It would be fun for me to go on and on with these witticisms, but then you wouldn’t buy the book, and you should." —Mims Cushing, The Florida Times-Union