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An Intimate Look At Cookbook Legend Judith Jones, With Author Sara B. Franklin

If you know the history of cookbook publishing, you know about Judith Jones. Through her work with Julia Child, Edna Lewis, Madhur Jaffrey, Claudia Roden, and others, Judith helped usher in the modern cookbook era and changed the culinary world in the process. On today’s episode, host Kerry Diamond talks about Judith with Sara B. Franklin, author of the new book The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America. They discuss the email that led to Sara and Judith’s friendship, and in turn, this book, which is a comprehensive look at Judith’s incredible life and career.

They also discuss Judith’s thoughts on the Nora Ephron film Julie & Julia, and the blog on which it was based, and Sara shares her take on the recent HBO Max series Julia.

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