In 1966, when Julia Child appeared on the cover of Time, she was enjoying the zenith of her long career as a chef and bestselling author. Her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961), had become a popular classic. When the cover story appeared, Child was hosting a half-hour Emmy-winning program, The French Chef, which aired on public television. The show was popular with cooks and non-cooks alike chiefly because of Child’s appealing and unflappable personality. Her legions of loyal fans loved her adventures and misadventures in the kitchen. Yet at least two readers of Time took issue with her cover portrait, which Chaliapin had made from life sketches. According to one critic, Child’s head, framed with copper pots, cooking utensils, and a fish, "resembles the First Apparition in Shakespeare’s Macbeth."