Joining with Carole today to share three things! Errr…okay maybe one thing with three parts!
“… thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – toujours bon appétit!”
Today is Julia Child’s birthday! She would have been 107 years old.
“I’m not a chef… I’m a cook and a teacher.”
My cooking library contains two books by Julia and Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the first cookbook I ever bought. I learned so much from Julia about how to cook. She absolutely was (and is!) an amazing teacher!
“I really enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food…”
I am quite positive that I have watched (and re-watched!) every cooking show she has ever done.
Today I think I will settle in with my knitting and watch Julie & Julia again!
Bon appétit, dear Julia…and Happy Birthday!
I have such great memories of my Mom and me watching her cooking shows. They were fabulous. My favorite episode was where she was cooking an omelet, flipped it and it landed on the floor! Her reaction was basically no bother – no one will ever know! and she picked it up and put it back in the pan. We were laughing so hard we were crying. Bon appetit!!
I love Julia Child! Her enthusiasm was contagious and she made you feel you could make anything. I may need to watch some Julia today also!
Julia Child & Ina Garten are my two favorite chefs/cooks to watch…I also have & regularly use several of their cookbooks!
I love Julie & Julia although it’s a little freaky to watch. My mom looked a lot like Julia Child and sounded just like her. Mom definitely didn’t cook like her though.
Kat!! I love this post! Huge Juila fan here…got to see her cooking show set in the Smithsonian this summer. Thrilling. Her French onion soup is one of my favorites. And, while I’m not a ‘repeat movie watcher,’ I’ve seen Julie & Julia multiple times! Thanks for the smiles.
My mom was . . . not a cook. Seriously just not all that interested. Sure, she made dinner for us every night. But it was . . . uninspired. So Julia Child was never part of my life until I was older and learning to cook myself. Maybe if my mom had tuned in to Julia Child, things would have been more fun for her? Who knows!
Cheers, dear Julia! What an excellent way to spend your day. I think I may do the same. And don’t forget to add the classic SNL skit with Dan Ackroyd to your watchlist 🙂
My mom and I used to watch The French Chef together regularly and I loved when Julia Child would just swipe the crumbs and mess on to the floor. One of my mantras is one that came from Julia Child: never apologize for anything you have cooked for someone.
She was a really interesting woman (have you read her My Life in France?), and Julie & Julia is a movie I can always watch.
Kym, that sounds like my mom. My brother and I learned how to cook in self defense. Plus she worked afternoons, so if we wanted anything besides burgers, which my dad would cook, it was up to me and/or my brother. We are both excellent cooks, thanks to her lack of interest.
Carole, I remember that episode! Still cracks me up. 🙂
Time to find some episodes of The French Chef!