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Julia Child in her kitchen

Julia Child does cook for herself, though not as often as she used to; the kitchen in her Montecito home is tiny. Shown here in a 2002 file photo, she was more likely to be giving a phone interview or thinking about her next book. This 2006 piece relived Julia's life in France -- and showed you how you could do the same. RECENT & RELATED L.A. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons: "Julie, Julia and me: I tell all" Movie review: 'Julie & Julia' does it right 'Julie & Julia' whets foodies' appetites Top TV and movie chefs (and cooks) Los Angeles Times