Happy Belated Birthday Julia!

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”

― Julia ChildMy Life in France

Yesterday would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday.

She left behind a legacy including cookbooks, television shows and most importantly, the idea that cooking is a creative pursuit.  I believe that any vaguely intelligent person can read a recipe and prepare a meal. But to be a really great cook, one must find joy in the process, and have the courage to experiment.

Thank you Julia, for inspiring me and the legions of people who mastered the art of cooking because of you.

Happy Birthday!

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One Response to “Happy Belated Birthday Julia!”

  1. Marla Aaron Says:

    I love that you published that quote of Julia’s–one of my favorites! Along with her potato dauphinois recipe, her cassoulet (yes it takes 3 days and it’s not THAT worth it unless you have a crowd of French people that you are trying to impress). But most importantly what I learned from Julia is the fearlessness of her cooking. One of my favorite TV moments to this day is Julia lopping the heads off of fish. I found a couple of shots of that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OP08hW602U

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