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Jessie's Choice Top-10 Julia Recipes

1. Gallantine. Illustrated step-by-step in my book. Get out the minced calf's udder and the pickled tongue! Ambitious cooks will follow it with the recipe just below.

2. Chocolate log cake (bûche de Noël). An edible crafts project with the kids that calls for making meringue mushrooms and marzipan leaves.

3. Bouillabaisse. Say "boo-ya-BESS". See the Marseille page in my book for the last word.

4. Baked Alaska. Oohs and aahs all around. Save time and construct it with store-bought cake and ice-cream but coat it with home-made meringue. What to do with all the leftover egg yolks? Make....

5. Mayonnaise. Julia developed her own special technique and before publication in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", guarded her secret recipe with skills learned in the OSS.

6. Boeuf Bourguignon. Classic beef stew.

7. Calf's brains in brown butter sauce (cervelles au beurre noir). Does eating brains make one brainier? I'll not be the guinea pig.

8. Rabbit stew (rabbit ragout). After the pet bunny has chewed through yet another electrical cord: a solution.

9. Plain French bread (pain Français). Hundreds of pounds of flour and thousands of hours of experimentation went into perfecting this recipe. "How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?" asked Julia.

10. Crème brûlée. Rich custard dessert with crispy melted sugar crust. As Julia liked to say, "Every woman should have a blow torch!"

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Chicago Tribune, June 27, 2012:
"Hartland deftly portrays in both word and drawing the awkward grace, the passionate personality and the spunky gusto of her subject. At times, you can practically hear Julia's trademark trill leaping cheerily out of the pages.”

New York Times, June 15, 2012:
"...bursting with exuberant urban-naïf gouache paintings and a hand-lettered text that somehow manages to recount every second of Child’s life."

Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2012:
"A charming introduction to the woman and her career, told in cluttered-yet-delightful illustratinos and exuberant hand-lettered text."

Boston Globe, August 14, 2012:
"Author Jessie Hartland chronicles Child’s rise to fame in a unique way. The book has the look and feel of a scrapbook, with handwritten text and numerous doodles that make it a fun read."

Epicurious.com, July 13, 2012:
"Visually, it's just delightful; Hartland captures the boundless energy, the joie de vivre that I imagine Julia exuded in person. And just in time for Bastille Day, there's a crêpe recipe for you to try."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 19, 2012:
“Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography…. Readers young and old will devour this fête pour les yeux.”

Starred Review, Booklist, July 1, 2012:
“...achieves a feel that is a perfect match for Child’s personality and cooking style: exuberant, messy, gangly, and charming."

Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2012:
"Lively tableaux deliver an affectionate tribute to this strong-minded woman…While these stories may be familiar to adult readers, they are here perfectly pitched to introduce the determined woman who became synonymous with French cooking in America.”

School Library Journal, May 2012:
"Books for young foodies are very popular, and this is one that any library embracing the trend should have...Hartland’s style makes for a quick but informative read that portrays Child as a fascinating, groundbreaking, but still grounded person. Children interested in food and cooking will get a lot out of the book."
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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375869441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375869440
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By AH on June 1, 2012
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This book so adorable and unique! I really enjoyed the Julia Child biography "My Life in France," and this book brings that story to life with such charming detail, illustrations, and joie de vivre! I am an adult, and bought this book for myself, but would recommend for children maybe 10 to 12 years old and up. The text is sophisticated, yet playful, and older children will have fun learning geography, recipes, new words in French, and, of course, about an inspiring and pioneering woman and chef. I just LOVED this incomparable and wonderful book- highly recommend!!!

PS: The illustrations are so charming, I am purchasing a second copy to frame a few pages as 'prints!'
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Van Tassell on February 22, 2013
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I ordered this book for my ten year old daughter who wanted to do a school project on Julia Child. I was nervous that this one would be too simple for her, but I was so, so wrong. This is an absolutely beautiful book that helped peak my little girl's interest in an incredible woman. It is very informative, but the information is presented in such a creative and artistic manner that you're too busy having fun reading to realize how much you're learning. The art work is beautiful and the writing seamless. I would recommend this book to readers of all ages.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amy B. Sherman on July 17, 2012
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This book is utterly charming. Lots of little anecdotes and stories add color and flavor to the life of one of America's most influential cookbook writers and culinary figures. It is equally appealing to adults as it is to children. It also includes some recipes. The illustration style will remind you of Maira Kalman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ana Braga-Henebry VINE VOICE on September 30, 2012
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I did not grow up with Julia Child... and yet I feel as I know and love her! I've written a review on the also-wonderful Minette's Feast, which is for a younger audience and left me wanting more biographical information. The book tells of her interesting adventurous and good life, and all of her hard word and dedication ever before she managed to get her famous french Cooking book published. Also how her very popular TV show came into play! All of the little humorous bits, and the cute illustrations! My daughters 11 and 13 years old also read it from cover to cover and were equally delighted. If you want to meet Julia Child, and don't want a lengthy biography, this is it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beth J. Orofino on August 20, 2012
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What a charming little book this is. Not only am I amused by the naive illustrations and the print---I love the whole concept. Probably this is not a book for small children, but it is thoroughly accessible for an older kid, particularly if it is read and discussed with an interested adult (what a concept). Julia Child far outshines any of the personalities on the Food Network, and she would have been appalled at the plethora of timed cooking competitions that invade the TV waves nightly. She is in a class by herself, and Jessie Hartland's "Bon Appetit!' adds yet another star to the firmament. Buy the book. You'll love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debnance at Readerbuzz on December 8, 2012
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Julia Child is a wonder to us in America. She somehow managed to break every cultural norm for women of her time (she worked and lived independently for many years before marrying, she married yet never had children, and she created a fabulous career for herself as a chef and a tv personality) and still was able to captivate her audience of (mostly) middle-class American stay-at-home wives and mothers. She was odd for a tv personality (very, very tall and gawky and somewhat plain) but she also had that wonderful quality of self-consciouslessness that endeared her to her readers and her viewers of the time and endears her to her readers and her viewers even today.

This little children's picture book captures that charming essence of Julia Child. The book is a comic book, told in clever text (with fun asides to the reader) and child-like illustrations. In this little book the author/illustrator somehow shares all the disappointments and surprising successes of this woman's life in a way that is captivating to both children and adult readers.

This was the first Cybils nominee I read and it immediately wooed me and won me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agnes on January 4, 2013
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This was bought as a gift for my sister-a huge Julia Child fan. We LOVED watching Julia's Cooking Show on television as children. Julia was not only a fabulous chef, but a warm and fun loving entertainer who was so much fun to watch! Although this book is a "children's/young adult" styled biography, both my sister and I truly enjoyed it! It was very informative, yet FUN to read and the drawings and added notes are wonderful! The author-Jessie Hartland-does a top rate job on this book about the great "French Chef". If you are a Julia Child fan this book is a must for your library collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy Piche on November 30, 2012
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THis is one of the best books I have read about Julia Child. I have always admired her cooking but this book let me know her as a person and it made me love her even more. She really had some struggles in her life. I wish they had talked about Jamie West who was the chef at the Stonehouse in Monticeito and drove Julia around th last four years. The book was also a king of history lesson. Julia really comes alive in this book
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