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Before she taught America how to master the art of French cooking, Julia Child stood among the ranks of the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA. Julia’s WWII trajectory took her to a base in India, where she met colorful characters, and, most importantly, Paul Child. And if she’d never met Paul, she might never have moved to France—worse, she might never have learned to cook. What a sad world that would be. Take a peek at the events that shaped the path of one America’s most beloved cooks in this meticulously researched history. To fuel you through the reading, we recommend a few of our favorite Julia recipes, like Eggs Benedict, Steak au Poivre, and Coq au Vin.
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