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No matter when you were introduced to famed chef Julia Child—through her beloved cookbooks, exuberant cooking show The French Chef, or in the 2009 film Julie & Julia—you're not likely to forget her voice, her humor, or her passion for cooking. A lady of many talents, she worked in a variety of capacities for the war effort during World War II before developing her skills in the kitchen while living in France during the 1940s. There's a new book coming out this year that collects her lifetime of wisdom in pithy and humorous quotes you'll enjoy reading again and again. The book called People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People and Other Wisdom, and Penguin Random House describes it as "a charming, giftable collection of the beloved, best-selling author's inimitable quotes–her words of wisdom on love, life, and, of course, food." The book will arrive just in time for the holidays.

People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People
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Penguin Random House shares a few quotations in addition to the premise of the book: " 'If you're afraid of butter, use cream.' So decrees Julia Child, the legendary culinary authority and cookbook author who taught America how to cook—and how to eat. This delightful volume of quotations compiles some of Julia's most memorable lines on eating, including 'The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.' " Included are also quotations on life, like 'I think every woman should have a blowtorch.' " The book also covers topics as varied as love, travel, drinking, and France. Penguin Random House says the book is "perfect for Julia fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink." We think it fits the bill as a great gifting idea for both the aspiring and seasoned cooks in your life.

People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People and Other Wisdom will be released on November 10, 2020, and you can find the book available for pre-order at Amazon or via local independent bookstores near you. For more classic Julia Child books, check out Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking: A Cookbook, My Life in France, and the essential book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. For a list of the classic Julia Child recipes you should master, read this.

What's your favorite Julia Child quote? Did you watch her classic shows when they first aired or cook your way through her books?