Julia Carolyn Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.
She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.
She was, in this cook’s opinion, the single most important and positive influence on cooking in America that we have ever had, or likely ever will have.
Happy Birthday, Julia!
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