Julia Child (1912-2004) can be thanked for introducing French cuisine to America - the land of hot dogs and apple pie - during the 1960s. Aside from her most famous creation, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Child wrote more than a dozen cookbooks. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was first published in 1961 and her TV career began two years later. Find Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child for sale on AbeBooks from independent sellers around the world. Explore new and used copies, first editions and signed copies. Whether it's for your own kitchen or a gift for someone else, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child is the perfect addition to a chef's collection.