One day as I was reviewing this book in London, I happened to turn on the television, only to discover that BBC One now features three hours of cooking programs on Saturday mornings – very appropriate when one is reading a biography of the woman who changed American eating habits. When you are not watching the likes of Michel Roux demonstrating how quickly he can make an omelette, there are clips from a Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson show.
Bob Spitz: Dearie
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
by Bob Spitz
Alfred A. Knopf (Random House), $39.95 hb, 557 pp, 9780307272225
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