Julia Child: Spy?

Pete Editor
  • The beloved chef, Julia Child, known for her French cuisine, cookbooks and television appearances, was also an internal spy during World War II, according to records released today by the national archives.


    The Associated Press is reporting that Child was part of a spy ring created by the Office of Strategic Service under the direction of Franklin Roosevelt.


    Some of her conspirators included Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and White Sox catcher Moe Berg, among other famous names.


    After the war, Child moved to Washington D.C. from Paris where she had studied at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school.

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    She brought her love of French cuisine to America and set up an informal cooking school in her home, which she called L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (The School of the Three Gourmands.)


    She and her cooking school co-founders authored the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which quickly became a best-seller.


    During her career she authored nearly 20 books and appeared on numerous television series.


    Interested in trying out some French cuisine? Check out our recipe archive!


    Or try some editor-suggested delicacies: French Country Shellfish Stew, Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches, Ham and Pumpkin Pirlau, or Quiche Lorraine.


    And, if you ever been to France or met a French woman, then you know that French Women Don't Get Fat.

Published On: August 14, 2008