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Julia Child’s Bon Appetit for Life

Evening Lecture

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Code: 1M2619

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What more is there to say about Julia Child, the tall, irrepressible woman who laughed easily, loved deeply, dabbled in espionage, became a world-class chef, and changed America’s attitude toward food? Quite a lot, actually.

Biographer Bob Spitz portrays her life as an adventure story: work for the OSS, spying in Ceylon with husband Paul Child, attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris, where the idea of adapting French cuisine for mainstream America began to stir, and a long career on public television.

Child was a woman of taste, passion, and intelligence, known to all, yet fully known by few.

Child, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child (Knopf), is available for signing after the program.

Smithsonian Connections

View Julia Child’s Kitchen in the American History Museum by clicking here.


Smithsonian Connectionsculture and cuisine

Embark on a private journey to eight different countries,
where you will gain a deeper appreciation for
luxurious cuisine and culture and traditional dining.

Visit the Smithsonian Journeys page to see more
trips that emphasize food and wine.



National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian