Friday, Aug. 06, 2010

Julia Child's Intelligence

In August 2008, the United States National Archives released tens of thousands of personnel files of those who worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA. Among the former employees was one Julia McWilliams, the future Julia Child. The French chef's intelligence background wasn't really a secret, but after the release, more people became aware of her service during World War II. A recipe for an intriguing life: before mastering French cuisine, work on developing shark repellent for underwater explosives.