Julia Child and Paul Child: The Spy Years

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Before Julia Child was a famous cookbook author, before she became television’s first iconic television chef, and long before she was played by Meryl Streep in the Nora Ephron film “Julie and Julia,” Julia Child worked for the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS. The OSS was a spy organization formed during World War II and was a predecessor to the CIA. Julia met Paul Child while they both served in the OSS in the 1940s.

 

Jennet Conant takes a closer look at that time in their lives in her new book, “A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.”

Guests:

Jennet Conant

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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