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Friday, May 05, 2006

When Julia Child arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, she knew almost nothing about the country's language or culture. We'll find out how she fell in love with the French way of life, and developed a passion for French cooking. Plus, we'll ask two experts what exactly food additives are, and why they're used, on this week's Please Explain.

Julia Child's Life in France

When Julia Child died at age 91 in 2004, she left an unfinished memoir. Her grandnephew Alex Prud’Homme gathered her papers and put together My Life in France, Julia’s account of her formative years in France—when she learned to speak the language, appreciate a whole new way of life, and ...

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Please Explain: Food Additives

On this week’s Please Explain, we’ll learn about food additives—both natural and artificial. We’re joined by Wahida Karmally, the Director of Nutrition at the Irving Center for Clinical Research at Columbia University, and Joe Schwarcz, Professor of Chemistry and Director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society.

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