Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Editorial reviews

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

If you enjoy loving descriptions of French cuisine and want to re-experience the novelty of a six-foot-three woman with a fluty voice bringing French cooking to the masses, then this book, like the best of Child’s recipes and television series, will be a source of pleasure.

Spitz spent four years researching and writing the 500-plus-page tome. That’s still shy of the 700-plus pages of Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but what Spitz produces is also a deliciously satisfying read. As Child would say, “Bon appetit!”

An unabashed celebration of the mistress of haute cuisine published on the centennial of her birth. What it lacks in critical edge, the book makes up for in detail and context, arguing that Child was far more than the original celebrity chef.

Kirkus Reviews : Dearie (July 01, 2012)

An engrossing biography of a woman worthy of iconic status.