“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steaks to cook.”

—Julia Child

From a review in the NYTBR of Julia Child by Laura Shapiro, a short bio part of the Penguin Lives series, and Backstage With Julia: My Years With Julia Child, by Nancy Verde Barr, who worked with America’s culinary matriarch as a culinary assistant and traveling companion for 24 years. 

And don’t forget: The Nation’s Premier Vacation Spot featured Monday night at 10 pm on the Travel Channel.