Biography Of Julia Child

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Julia Child “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” Julia Child was an extraordinary person. She changed French cooking for America and left her footprint on our history. As she grew up it took her a while to figure out what she was really meant to do. Though it took Julia a while to become the amazing chef we know her as today, she impacted the art of cooking and her legacy will be known for ages to come. To begin, Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California. She lived a very normal life. She was raised in a stable family and was involved in many sports. Being involved in so many sports, she was known as the most athletic girl in her school. Though raised as a normal kid she was different from her peers. She was very tall; at least a head and shoulder taller than all of the other children in her grade. When she went to high school she was sent to a boarding school in Northern California. While attending the boarding school she developed a very strong sense of leadership. Soon after high school she went to Smith College and earned her degree in history. “At Smith I did some theater, a bit of creative writing, and played basketball. But I was a pure romantic, and only operating with half of my burners on; I spent most of my time there just growing up.” (Julia’s Life: Timeline. 1934) Julia never planned on becoming a famous chef. She actually wanted to pursue writing after college. She moved to Manhattan and became a copywriter. Soon after, Julia moved back to take care of her dying mother. She continued writing for local publications. As World War II came along Julia felt her self being called to help out. She was hired as a typist for the U.S Information Agency. Aft... ... middle of paper ... ...e huge hits. The French Chef launched its very first season in color. It covered so many different topics ranging from how to get kids involved in the kitchen to what to do with last minute guests. Julia began a monthly cooking column in 1982 for Parade magazine. Julia wanted to bring her message to the typical home cook and inspire them to cook not as a chore, but as an art. She was able to touch the heart of those all over America. She continued to write the column until 1986. After several more years of awards, books, and much more fame Julia Child passes away two days before her 92nd birthday because of kidney failure. She lived a long life and America fell in love with her as she did so. She won over the hearts of many and changed the way we cook today. It might have took her a while to find her destiny, but when she did she sure did know how to make use of it.
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