Reviews and Blog Posts: French cooking

In the kitchen with Alain Passard : inside the world (and mind) of a master chef

by Christophe Blain

Reviewer Rating:
4

Illustrated by the French graphic novelist Christophe Blain, In the Kitchen with Alain Passard (2013) provides insights into the hectic yet rarified universe of the eponymous chef.  Moving from Passard’s three-Michelin-star restaurant in Paris to his country house and biodynamic gardens, In the Kitchen feels like a collection of episodes sketched on the...

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

My Life in France

Julia Child, who many people consider the original celebrity chef, would have turned 100 on August 15. She inspired many to try their hands at cooking, make mistakes along the way, and have fun doing it!

The Denver Public Library has many of Julia's cookbooks, along with biographies of her and books written by those she worked with and inspired, not to mention DVDs of her show The French Chef. Julia came to cooking later in her life, and her years before she moved to France and learned to cook are also interesting to read about. How will you celebrate Julia's birthday?

DVDs:

Julia Child, The French Chef

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