SIGNED BY JULIA CHILD AND JACQUES PÉPIN, FIRST EDITION OF JULIA AND JACQUES, COOKING AT HOME
CHILD, Julia and PEPIN, Julia and Jacques. Cooking at Home. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Large quarto, original photographic paper boards, original dust jacket. $1500.
First edition of this delightful and wonderfully illustrated cookbook co-authored by two legendary chefs—Julia Child and Jacques Pépin—and signed by both.
Once, when asked in an interview about her favorite thing, Julia Child "paused a beat, and with eyes suddenly bright, answered: 'Cooking with other chefs!' That deceptively simple phrase was quintessential Julia: clear, modest, committed, eager to participate, and happiest when she was sharing delicious food with others." To Jacques Pépin, co-author of this wonderful cookbook that captures her delight in cooking with fellow chef, "Julia Child demystified French cuisine in a way that had not been done before, in an appealing, straightforward way.' A self-confessed ham, she became a darling of audiences and comedians almost from the moment she made her debut on WGBH in Boston in 1963 at the age of 50. 'I fell in love with the public, the public fell in love with me, and I tried to keep it that way,' Child once said" (New York Times). Co-authored with David Nussbaum. Illustrated from photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer. With "First Edition" on copyright page.
A fine copy.