Wednesday, August 15, 2012

“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.” ~ Julia Child

1996 photo by David Carson, for  USA Today
Today would have been the 100th birthday of Julia Child.  I well imagine that there are many bloggers writing about Julia today, and I want to be one of them!  A few years back, when the film Julie & Julia was released, my book group decided to read the book upon which the film was based.  Most of us also read My Life in France along with it.  The woman who hosted book group that month put on a full Julia Child spread, right down to her famous beef bourguignon.  What an undertaking, and what a feast!

I loved both books, and the film, and am now interested in reading the recently released Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child written by Bob Spitz.  The book has only been out a week, and is not available in my library system yet, so I will be waiting awhile.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13531538-dearie
"I rank her as one of the great women of the 20th century, right along Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie O and Oprah," says Spitz, author of the 2006 best seller The Beatles. "This was a woman who not only changed how we eat but how we live. The food thing has evolved since her, but she lit the fuse, and the fireworks are still going off."

I recently stumbled across Julia's recipe for lobster souffle, and had every intention of trying my hand at it prior to this post, but life seems to have gotten in the way with travel and other "life" things. So - in the future, I promise a lobster souffle post - it sounds absolutely divine.

There was a recent a article in USA Today regarding Julia and her 100th birthday if you care to learn a bit more about the ongoing celebration.


So Happy Birthday Julia! With a stick of butter in my hand, I salute you!


6 comments:

  1. Good thing I'm not afraid of either. Thanks for the inspiration - I'm now eyeing that lobster souffle recipe for a time when my schedule calms down. Let me know if you make it first - I'd love to hear about your experience & results.

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    1. Well - lobster is pretty inexpensive at the moment (relatively speaking) and I plan to at least cook it (possibly freeze until life settles a bit) I WANT to cook this recipe. Julia is so precise. If I follow her steps, I imagine that it will be wonderful!!!! And yes, I will let you know!

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  2. i
    loved
    the movie!: )

    writing you an e-mail this evening....time for a swap maybe?: )

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    1. Oh my - yes! I have just gotten my package together for the "nature" swap". Let's chat!

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  3. Julia really impacted me. My mother and I would cook and watch Julia together. I agree she is one of the most phenomenal wemon. Clarice

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    1. I too, have many happy memories of watching her cooking show with my mom. I wonder if she ever realized the impact that she had on the mother daughter relationship?

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