Julia Child

World famous chef and TV cooking host (1912-2004)

Family life/Early life

August 15, 1912 Julia Child was born. In college she was going for a history major, and ended up getting a job being a typist for C.I.A. She got married to Paul Child September 1, 1946. In 1949 Julia started her first cooking class, She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 1951.


  1. "I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then I just ate."
  2. "I feel In love with the public, the public fell In love with me, and I tried to keep it that way."
  3. "In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport."
  4. "I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well."

The success of Julia Child

Julia wrote over 20 cookbooks, her most popular being "Mastering the art of French cooking." She won 25 awards for cooking but also for being an amazing TV host. She won an Emmy in 1966 for "The French Chef." But was nominated two other times. Julia was the first TV cooking show host.

Random Facts

  • She was 6'2".
  • She had a size 12 foot.
  • She died 3 days away from her 92nd birthday.
  • She beat breast cancer.
  • She wanted to become a chef because her husband was sick of her bad cooking.

The Smithsonian

Julia is remembered by her Kitchen in The Smithsonian, It's just like her one from "The French Chef".