- Virginia Johnson
She was one of the world's most famous chefs, but in her long life she had also been a high school basketball player and top secret researcher, as well as making appearances on TV shows ranging from her own myriad cooking series to The Cosby Show to Sesame Street to a beloved parody on Saturday Night Live. She was as much a cultural institution as a culinary artist.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Laura Shapiro, author of Julia Child: A Life, will give a talk on the renowned chef and television personality. This lecture, part of the university's Great Lives series, is free and open to the public. For more information on the woman Time magazine proclaimed "Our Lady of the Ladle," check out this list of materials recommended by the reference staff of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.