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Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California in 1912. During the Second World War she served in the Office of Strategic Services in Sri Lanka and China where she met her future husband Paul Child.
After the war her husband was stationed at the American Embassy in Paris and it was here that Julia developed her passion for French food and cooking that was to remain with her for the rest of her long life.
In 1961 she published her first book Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle.
In 1963 she began her first television series The French Chef.
She hosted many other television series and wrote many other books. Her influence of American home cooking was profound.
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