|Google Doodle celebrates Julia Child|
Julia Child would have been 100 years old today. The iconic chef didn't even begin to cook until she was 32, until that time she said, "I just ate." She brought accessibility to international cuisine that the American public hadn't known before her. She taught us to pick up a knife and show that chicken who's boss. And famously, if it falls on the floor, pick it up, rinse it off, and continue on. We didn't have to be perfect. Allowance for error was completely acceptable.
Her kitchen. Oh how I love her kitchen, was designed by her husband to accommodate her 6'2" stature, and also served as the set for her famous PBS cooking shows. A true pioneer of Food Network. Ahhh, thank you Julia. Anyway, when she moved herself into a retirement community in 2001, she donated her house and office to Smith College (which later sold the house). But she donated her lovely kitchen to the National Museum of American History where it is now on display. Hmmm, jotting down another thing to add to the bucket list.
|Julia Child's kitchen via|
Julia Child was unimpressed by Powell's blog, and she didn't want to endorse it.
My favorite tribute to the Queen of French Cuisine is this video called Julia Child Remixed by John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.
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