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Julia Child: Still cooking as a writer
Julia Child would have been 100 on Aug. 15, and the occasion is being marked by a flurry of published works honoring her as a woman, a cook, a television legend and even a cat fancier. But what about Child as writer? After all, her inaugural cookbook revolutionized recipe writing, became a gin-ormous best-seller, and led to her ending up, famously, before the television camera. That book, of course, was "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in 1961.
By Bill Daley
August 2, 2012