By the time I was old
enough to be interested in cooking
programs, Julia Child was in her
sixties, so my image of her was always
of an elderly lady with a warbling,
raspy voice presiding over cooking
programs with an authority that I
never understood. Of course, I
was familiar with her famous cook book
but I couldn't fathom what the fuss was
about, and why people so adored her.
Now I understand! Reading the memoir of this feisty "rather loud and unserious" six-foot-two Californian is a huge pleasure, and the photographs of France and the French, mostly taken by her husband, are exceptional. As always, it is so easy to assume that success comes ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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