Julia Child Dies

On August 13, 2004, Child died of kidney failure at her assisted-living home in Montecito, two days before her 92nd birthday.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, both of France. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2).