Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!
Today would’ve been Julia Child’s centennial birthday. To celebrate, read a few of our favorite stories about America’s favorite chef. (And watch an excellent remix, like the one above.)If you were in the food world, you could not help but want her approval. Julia was like the school principal who was both feared and loved by all. And she was real. There was nothing fake about Julia, and she did not hold back if she did not enjoy something on her plate. But if she gave criticism it was constructive and not mean-spirited. She was joyful and genuinely fun to be around.Julia walked into the kitchen even before taking off her coat, saying, “Everything smells delicious,” and startling me by lifting lids off all the pots on the stovetop to sniff the contents.
If I could cook (well), I would make bouef bourguignon tonight. Instead I will find a way to have some other rich, buttery dish in Julia’s honor.