Monday, February 19, 2007

Why I Love Julia

I have been reading, My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme. One of the reasons I love Julia so much is because she can say things like this,"...in [my] day the American housewife had to juggle cooking the soup and boiling the diapers...'if she mixed the two together, imagine what a lovely combination that would make!'" My favorite quote by far! She was so endearing. She was a master, but still humble and teachable. She was the queen of classical French cooking in America, but would never turn her nose up at a tuna casserole. I watched her on PBS every chance I had when I was a kid. She turned me onto many other cooks and showed me that cooking is cool. Cooking, while a necessary evil for some, has turned into a bit of a passion for me. I am glad to have someone like Julia to look up to and share in that passion. And I am double glad that I don't have to boil diapers.

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

I adore Julia. My favorite thing about her is that she wasn't afraid to add a little more butter or cream. Isn't that great?

I've been wanting to read that book for awhile. Someone else had recommended it to me, but I forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder.

I'm still thinking about coming up...

love.boxes said...

Amen to the diaper thing. I love to watch Julia too, especially because she is so normal and she likes to lick the bowl. She is a treasure!

Jenni said...

a treasure is exactly what she is, Tiff.