Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia

"Life itself is the proper binge."

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today.
As far back as I can remember,
in the deepest depths of my memory,
I remember watching Julia's cooking show,
with my Mama.

How can we ever forget that distinctive voice,
her charm, her wit, her humor.

No, they don't make 'em like Julia anymore.

As a very young bride, it was Julia,
who taught me a love for cooking,
the proper way to roast a bird,
and dared me to attempt Creme Brulee.
I would hear her voice in my head,
and I learned my way around my new kitchen,
teaching me how to use various utensils and kitchen tools.

I wonder just how many cooks are out there today
that were influenced by her. 
Those such as myself.
that grew up watching, listening, absorbing
Julia's teachings.
Surely there must be thousands.

Happy Birthday Julia. 
There will never be another like you.


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Anonymous said...

i love julia! she did so much for cooking and making french cooking accessible to this country.