I’ve been a fan of Julia Child for ages. I can remember watching her show on PBS as a child. She was a larger than life character and absolutely fascinating to watch.
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Imagine my delight when my daughter and son-in-law gave me a signed copy of one of her cookbooks for my birthday back in August (yes, I’m just now getting around to writing about it).
Several years ago I picked up a copy of the book, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell at our local library book sale (I have the hard cover version but there is a paperback version available). This was a couple of years before the movie came out. I loved it. The idea of cooking through Julia Child’s masterpiece, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was very intriguing to me.
I also read her autobiography, “My Life in France”. Not only am a Julia fan but I am a Francophile so this book was right up my alley.
The other day I read that her home in France is for sale. I put the link on David’s Facebook page but I guess he didn’t think I was serious. And maybe I wasn’t. But on the other hand…the idea of cooking in JULIA CHILD’S KITCHEN!
Though yesterday was Thanksgiving and we went to my cousins for dinner, I’ll be serving the whole meal again this evening for my kids, parents and a friend. I will be thinking of Julia Child as I lovingly prepare food for the people I love.
A lovely article about Julia:
“A meal doesn’t have to be like a painting by Raphael, but it should be a serious and beautiful thing, no matter how simple,” she said. “What nicer way for a family to get together and communicate? Which is what life is all about, really.”