Baking With Julia
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Granted, she wasn't the first, nor perhaps the greatest French chef (think Escoffier), but she was the first to bring the haughtiness of that marvelous cuisine, to a level that all could enjoy, comprehend, and cook. She came at the right time when the television age was still a toddler, and her decidedly quirky and straightforward manners entertained and relaxed us all as she generously shared her mistakes and triumphs with this grand food.
Throughout her true vocation as chef, she had many a program or series. "Baking with Julia" was one of her best in that she gladly shared the stage with some of the world's finest chefs and did so with the image one would conjure of a no-nonsense school marm who was watching over her pupil, not so much as to scare them, but to enjoy the experience with them.
"Baking with Julia" was a 39 part series filmed in 1996 and aired in 1997 and Julia was about 85 years old at the time. While she was, and will always be, dear Julia, one can't but help feel protective with her, as she had visibly aged since her last series from 2 years earlier, and so each episode was that more precious to watch. The respect that she quietly commmanded from her guest chefs was obvious and one would be hardpressed to feel otherwise if one was in her presence. Each episode was the best of the best.Read more ›
It is an exceptionally well written resource that is an accurate reflection of the PBS televised series of same name.
When I stumbled onto the option to order a DVD [suposedly of the full series] on the book's writter, Dorie Greenspan I ordered it immediately!!
Well, the DVD arrived today and it is only a minute fraction [i.e., only 8 shows from this far more extensive series] selection of the books recipes. What a misleading dissapointment - as I expected when I place the order for this dvd that it reflected the full series ... nothing in the product description indicated otherewise.
Would I still purchase it if I knew up front that it was not the full series ... probably yes ... because I love Julia as well as the series and the book.
However, the nature of this post is "Buyer beware"
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What can I say about Julia child she's just amazing best cook ever and a pioneer of everything she started it allPublished 11 months ago by Pamela famulro
This video showcases Julia Child's best baking recipes and she is a master! Very enjoyable to watch and learn from the best!Published 15 months ago by Jennifer S.
Clearly says 8 episodes on the amazon site, so I don't know what else to say! I have her other books and the cooking CD all are wonderful !!Published 17 months ago by PatnCat
The show is wonderful. If you google 'baking with Julia watch online', you'll see the PBS video website at the top of the list. Read morePublished 23 months ago by JS