“THE VOICE THAT LAUNCHED SEVERAL MILLION COOKS”: FIRST EDITION OF THE WAY TO COOK, INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD
CHILD, Julia. The Way to Cook. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Large square quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, original dust jacket.
First edition of Julia Child’s seventh book, boldly inscribed on the half title by her: "Bon Appetit! Julia Child.”
Ever since the publication of her first book Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961), Julia Child "reigned sovereign over the American heart and stove. Through her cookbooks and PBS television shows, she bounded into living rooms nationwide with a simple announcement: 'Hello, I am Julia Child… the voice that launched several million cooks" (New York Times). With this lavishly illustrated seventh book, The Way to Cook, she incorporates numerous recipes from her television series "Dinner at Julia's," her series of hourly programs, and passes along creative techniques collected over the years. "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Above Julia's Child's inscription are the words, "To Nancy," in an unidentified hand.
A fine inscribed copy.