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Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child

Today is Julia Child’s 100th birthday, and both the culinary and pop culture worlds are celebrating.

Author Julie Powell on Meat and Marriage

Writer Julie Powell's debut book Julie & Julia endeared her to aspiring cooks everywhere. The project started as a blog — chronicling the year she spent cooking...

The Joy of Cooking.

There are, of course, two Julias in Nora Ephron's new movie Julie & Julia. One is short and petite, the other extraordinarily tall and pleasantly beamy. One...

Sheila Lukins

If you want to understand the impact Sheila Lukins had on American cooking, start with her breakfast strata. Usually made from little more than dull layers of...

5 Memoirs That Are Worth Your Time

MY LIFE IN FRANCE JULIA CHILD She loved France. She loved French. She even loved the French. But what Julia Child, all 6 ft. 2 in. of her, loved most was the...

Food: 6 Shows Worth Their Salt

TV and food have always gone together, from Julia Child's soufflés to the potato-chip grease on your remote. But when there are so many gustatory shows, how do...

Most Of '85: Goodbye to Gumbo and All That

This has been a banner year for food lovers. Ever more bizarre victuals found their way to specialty grocery stores, and a frenzy of new restaurants swept across...

Living Through Better Cooking

Though Julia Child was a cooking teacher, what she really taught was how to be alive. She lived until she was 91, mocking Atkins, Ornish and anyone else who...

Emeril, Eat My Dust. BAM!

I love TV cooking shows. For my money, Julia Child is on a par with the Pope. (Can't you just see the two of them making pierogi together?) Martha Stewart scares...

Television: How to Sell Broccoli

She picks up a rolling pin that could only have been made from a sequoia and crunches it down on a slab of cold butter. She lifts up a cleaver and amputates...

Living: Thoroughly American Julia

For her new TV series, the French Chef comes home in style Wow! Nifty! Eek! Gosh! Lookit! Oh boy! Those unique, familiar chirrups and chortles of gustatory...

A Letter From The Publisher, May 15, 1978

A cool spring evening had settled over Washington. Most of the city's federal buildings were dark, but chandeliers shone brightly from the National Portrait...

People, Sep. 18, 1978

Even Hollywood would probably turn down so implausible a plot: a little Swedish girl emigrates to the U.S. with Mommy and Daddy and goes to Radio City Music...

Modern Living: Cooking with Kerr

Escoffier he is not. And no one could compare him to the organized Julia Child. But the Galloping Gourmet, who first roistered onto U.S. TV screens in 1969,...

Programming: Kitsch in the Kitchen

British-born Graham Kerr, commercial TV's answer to Julia Child, made his U.S. debut in seven cities only last month. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, his...

Letters: Dec. 2, 1966

Compliments to the Chef Sir: I just this minute brought TIME in from the mailbox, and had to thank you for it even before I read your cover story on Julia...