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Julia, Child Hardcover – July 29, 2014
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PRAISE FOR Julia, Child:
"Julia, Child is not only a book about the joy of cooking, but the wonder of childhood, and, like the best cooking, is meant to be savored.... I guarantee it'll leave you hungry." --The National Post
"Maclear works in a genre that I believe she has invented: the fictional childhood anecdote of a famous person." --Quill & Quire
"... a lighthearted ... allegory about inspiration and its gifts. Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table." --Kirkus Reviews
"If the combination of Canadian gems Julie Morstad and Kyo Maclear doesn't fill your heart with joy I don't know what will." --Vikki VanSickle, author of If I Had a Gryphon
"Toronto-based author Kyo Maclear presents a story that celebrates the joy of eating, the art of having a good time and the importance of never fully growing up." --West of the City
"A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time [...] a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter." --49th Shelf (blog)
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2. You can never use too much butter.
3. It is best to be a child FOREVER!
This was the cutest book ever! It was worth the wait, and probably one of the handful of books that I've ever preordered. I was so tempted to use a "like buttah" Saturday Night Live meme from the "Coffee Talk" skit, but decided against it. I'm sure you've got enough of a visual.
Julia and her friend Simca love French food. They especially love cooking and creating new, interesting recipes. Reflecting on how they don't want to end up like most adults, "who never watched cartoons and only read biographies", they devise a way to mix the "art of childhood" into their dishes, and thus help adults remember to lighten up.
I am a huge fan of Kyo Maclear; she's got fab style and wonderful ideas! I was equally impressed with Julie Morstad's illustrations–they were very retro and chic. I've only read Maclear's children's books, but I liked them so much that I went ahead and bought her two adult works of fiction: The Letter Opener and Stray Love. I'm sure she won't let me down. Check out this book if you get a chance! It's entertaining for people of all ages. One benefit to buying a copy: the dust jacket doubles as an awesome little book poster.
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