Saturday, August 21, 2004

Julia Childs

Last week, Julia Child died at the age of 91. She was a great icon of American cooking, basically founding the cooking show medium. Through her PBS shows, she made French cuisine accessible to American audiences. Child came across on those early shows as your typical housewife. Her easy going manner and her lack of fear for making mistakes endeared her to millions of viewers. She also had a fascinating life before cooking, serving the U.S. during WWII in Asia, where she met her husband.

We watched a video on Julia Child's shows last night. It was a retrospective of her career. We're going to watch more over the weekend. Shawn rented the videos from the library. She's planning on a potluck dinner next week during which several people will share memories, food, and videos of Julia Child.

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." - Julia Child

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