Backstage with JuliaMy Years with Julia Child



Insights into the behind the camera world of Julia Child.

You’ll love this intimate portrait of the inimitable Julia Child by Nancy Verde Barr, her executive chef and friend for twenty-four years. Brimming with anecdotes, memorabilia, and snapshots, Backstage with Julia conveys Julia’s generosity, her boundless energy, and her love of food and life. This loving memoir celebrates the adventurous, unassuming essence of the chef who seasoned American palates and heightened our appreciation of food.

Nancy Verde Barr worked with Julia Child for eighteen years, serving as executive chef for Julia’s live demonstrations, TV shows, and Parade magazine features and helping Julia write two of her cookbooks. Barr herself is the author of one novel and two cookbooks—Make It Italian, a James Beard Award finalist, and We Called It Macaroni, a finalist for both the IACP and James Beard Awards.