(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. Her television shows, particularly The French Chef
, turned her into a cultural icon in America - much loved and much parodied. Her final book was My Life in France
, an autographical account published in 2006 after her death. My Life in France
details Child's life in France following World War II.