A delightful documentary that looks at the life and career of Julia Child, an American cooking instructor, author and television personality who was instrumental in introducing Americans to French cooking through her book Mastering The Art Of French Cooking.
Born in 1912 to a conservative family, she acquired a job as a top-secret researcher during WWII where she met her future husband. She discovered France after the war and was enchanted by French cuisine which she brought over to America.
Described as an extremely tall, unpretentious non-beauty with a gasping voice her television cooking program was a ratings winner from the early 1960s. She was a cultural force who made cooking look like fun and believed that “people who love to eat are always the best people!”
Julia received many accolades for her efforts including Emmy awards. She supported the gay community attending AIDS functions to raise money and was also involved in the feminist movement after quickly realizing that restaurants were a place of power where the women stood behind the men in the kitchen.
This documentary contains never before seen archival footage and photographs from all walks of her life and interviews with chefs, cookbook authors, critics, family, and friends who offer an insight into this extraordinary and very distinctive pop icon.
Julia is insightful, enchanting, and delicious viewing for cooking enthusiasts and everybody who enjoys the art of food. Many segments detailing the preparation of scrumptious meals should have audiences scrambling to the closest restaurant after the movie!