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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Backstage With Julia

I just finished reading a very fun book about a woman who influenced my love and respect for fresh ingredients and cooking, Julia Child. Backstage With Julia, was written by her longtime Executive Chef, Nancy Verde Barr. Yes, even a Southern cook can love a California transplant to New England. I'm happy to say Julia was responsible for teaching me many techniques.

I was asked to review this book by my friends over at the very cool,
Cheftalk Cooking Forum and was eager to dive into the read and was amazed at how quickly I turned the pages. A quick reading, page turner describes my weekend with Julia. Barr's writing is engaging and really allows you to feel the complex personality that made up Julia Child, America's First Lady of Cooking.

You can read the entire review at the
Cookbook Review Forum at ChefTalk. You can also buy the book by clicking on their Amazon link. Bon Appetit.


katiez said...

I've been working on an order at Amazon for 2 weeks...by the time I finish it they'll have to send a truck to deliver.

Gattina said...

I know I;ll like this book; totally adore Julia!

lynn said...

Sounds like a great read. I'll check it out. Thanks for the review.

Anh said...

aI have heard about this book but never have the chance to read it. Looks like i need to go to Amazon to order one!

paula said...

Sounds like a must to have. Great review, too.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Great review! I knew I wanted to read this one.

Blue Zebra said...

Hi katiez! Hope you end up ordering!! And don't you love getting things delivered??!!

Gattina she's was really such a fun person! She would be nuts over you. :D

Lynn definitely worth spending the time on this book.

Anh, she was just an awesome lady and Verde Barr is no slouch either!

Paula thanks sweety! Love your Feed The Parents post today!! Will be over to comment soon. :D

Tanna let me know how you like it! It will read quickly. :D

Eric said...

Hi BZ,
Thanks for the nudge to pick this up. I have been a Julia fan for-ever. I look forward to hearing more from you my friend.


kate said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. I just read your review at the Cheftalk Forum which was interesting. Thanks for the reference! Now I'll be dreaming of food all day long.

sue said...

I am off to read your review.

I will be looking for the book, and that is a great forum link there too.

Thanks blu z

Kristen said...

I have a gift certificate over at Amazon. I think this will have to be on my list! It is right up my alley.
Hope you are well :)

Kristen said...

Just stopping in to check out you! It has been such a long time and I just wanted to make sure all is well :) I miss your posts.

katiez said...

Is everything okay in your world?
You haven't been posting in awhile and, good heavens, we miss you!
ONT, have a wonderful holiday!

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