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Paperback Backstage With Julia: My Years with Julia Child Book

ISBN: 0470276371

ISBN13: 9780470276372

Backstage With Julia: My Years with Julia Child

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You'll love this intimate portrait of the inimitable Julia Child by Nancy Verde Barr, her executive chef and friend for twenty-four years. Brimming with anecdotes, memorabilia, and snapshots, Backstage with Julia conveys Julia's generosity, her boundless energy, and her love of food and life. This loving memoir celebrates the adventurous, unassuming essence of the chef who seasoned American palates and heightened our appreciation of food.

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5 ratings

Fun, behind-the-scenes look at an American icon

This was a fun, easy read, and a great behind-the-scenes look at a woman who changed the face of the culinary world in America. No dirt-dishing here, just an interesting tapas bar of delicious insights to Julia Child over the years. Barr has a nice way of telling enough details to set up the story without bogging it down. I recommend the book to anyone who grew up hearing "bon appetit" and loving it.

BACKSTAGE WITH JULIA, MY YEARS WITH JULIA CHILD

Great book! Highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of Julia Child. The author uses a great personal style...makes the reader feel they are right there with them in the scene...like we are personally friends with Julia herself. Great weekend or summer read!

A 'must' for any collection strong in Child or French cooking

BACKSTAGE WITH JULIA is an insider's account of working with her and comes from Julia Child's Executive Chef and close personal friend for 24 years. Her memoir blends anecdotes and stories with culinary insights, keys to understanding the behind-the-scenes action of culinary TV shows, and more, and is a 'must' for any collection strong in Child or French cooking. Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch

Very Interesting Read whether you are a JC fan or not

I picked up this boook as I had enjoyed other books about Julia Child and this did not disappoint. The behind-the-scenes details are fascinating. I never watched Julia Child's show and am not interested in gourmet cooking at all. But Verde Barr takes us back in time to meet the real Julia - I like that she does not sugarcoat facts and is honest with both her own faults as well as Julia's. Even the smallest details are written so well there is never a dull moment. I am having a hard time putting this own down and am already recommending this to my friends. Also, thank you Ms. Barr for writing this wonderful book as it has inspired me to start thinking of writing my own story of working backstage in a casino showroom - only hope I can do as well as this. This book should have at least four stars if not five!

Poignant, powerful and lyrical

Nancy Barr writes beautifully. This sweet-spirited account of her decades with Julia Child provides an insightful, well-integrated, honest, clear lens with which to get one more glimpse of the beloved Julia who inspired and taught so many of us, so well, for so long. Backstage with Julia is a joy to read. Then I headed to the kitchen and started pulling out copper pans, a chickeny chicken, herbs and quantities of butter. Thank you, Ms. Barr!
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