Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bon Appetit, Julia!

"It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day.  That's what human life is all about...enjoying things." - Julia Child

It wouldn't be right to let this day pass without commemorating a true pioneer in home cooking.  Today would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday- cheers to Julia!

Julia Child, a true testament to both determination as well as the science of recipe creation, is such a huge inspiration to me.  A few years ago, my mom gave me such a wonderful gift: a copy of the Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which I practically read cover to cover Christmas day. Just think, if Julia had not spent years and years researching, writing, testing, and creating recipes, we may never have had Boeuf Bourguignon in America!  And what a shame that would be.

So today, only Julia's birthday, I insist you buy yourself a copy of "My Life in France."  This book is a true inspiration and behind the scenes look (written by Julia!) at Julia's life and the extreme passion that we have to thank for her remarkable contribution to cooking.  Bon Appetit!

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