Tuesday, September 18, 2007
"This is Julia Child, Bon Appétit!"
The wonderful and enormous (she was 6' 2"!) Julia Child.
Jared and I have been watching " The French Chef" on DVD and marveling at the things that Julia was teaching America in the early 60's. It is fascinating to think how little America knew about certain dishes we take completely for granted. Her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" is still a steady seller after all of these years.
There would be no Food Network without Julia and she helped to establish a need for stores like Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table. She taught us how to make a Salad Nicoise and the right way to cut a potato all the while in her sing song warble that we have all tried to imitate. If you get a chance to watch the old episodes they are a real treat!