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.