Bob Spitz: Dearie

Bob Spitz: Dearie

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

by Bob Spitz

Alfred A. Knopf (Random House), $39.95 hb, 557 pp, 9780307272225

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.

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Sally Burton

Sally Burton

Sally Burton is the Executive Producer of Onward Production, a Perth-based independent theatre company. She is also Patron of Black Swan State Theatre Company, with which she runs The Richard Burton Award for New Plays, in memory of her late husband, the renowned actor Richard Burton. Sally is also involved with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she offers an annual prize to third-year acting students. Before moving to Perth from London in 2005, Sally wrote for a variety of British newspapers and magazines. Sally is a director of Giving West and is an Honorary Fellow of The University of Wales, Swansea, in recognition of her interest in, and support of, the history and culture of Wales.

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