To me, she was charming! I grew up watching Julia on PBS television, and I remember at a young age being so impressed with her cooking skills! The photo of her on the left was taken well after she had established her cooking reputation.
Have you ever tried to talk and teach while cooking - it's not easy, and she was the first, and she was entertaining. She is the woman that paved the way and made it possible for Martha, Rachel, Ina, Nigella, Giada and Sandra, to name a few - we won't even mention the gentlemen!
Below are some of my personal cookbooks that I enjoy reading like a novel, yes, it's nutty, I know, but I also really enjoy cooking from them! I take great pleasure in selecting recipes for company, I'll read them several times over before I begin to cook, especially if it's a complicated recipe. I hope you enjoy my tribute to my heroine! Julia Child! I've also added some of her famous quotes, enjoy! Bon Appetit!!
My most prized cookbook. She signed this cookbook, and one I purchased as a graduation gift for one of my girlfriends, when I told Julia I was giving it as a graduation give, she smiled at me and said "that's so nice deary, I hope she enjoys it." I was tongue tied, I didn't know what to say, here, this cooking icon was thanking me!
"Find something you're passionate about and keep
tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child
Some of my favorites on my kitchen counter, they are kept on my book case in my kitchen
"In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear." - Julia Child
Here they are on the bookcase in my kitchen
next to the rooster pitchers!
"It's fun to get together and have something good
to eat at least once a day.That's what human life
is all about -- enjoying things." - Julia Child
Here they are up close. I did receive volume I & II for Christmas this past year!
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you've got to have a "What the hell?"
attitude." - Julia Child
Lastly, please read "My Life In France" written by Julia's nephew, after a series of interviews, it's a hilariously funny story of Julia and Paul, it's truly laugh out loud funny!
P.S. I'm planning a blog "Give Away" when I reach 50 people!