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Remembering Julia Child

Although the anniversary of her birthday is just two short days away, on today's date three years ago, the legendary Julia Child died. One of the first celebrity chefs, Child played an incredibly influential role in the culinary world. She personally introduced the classic French cooking techniques through her popular television series, The French Chef, and her 1961 cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She was born in 1912 in Pasadena, California and worked as a member of the Red Cross during World War II before her culinary revelation in 1948 post-war Paris.

She studied at the famed Le Cordon Bleu and shortly afterwards began to encourage mainstream Americans to adopt the sophistication of French cuisine. Her long career as a culinary icon lasted 40 years, and was glittered with prestigious awards including an Emmy and the George Foster Peabody Award. Let's celebrate the extraordinary life of the first female to be inducted into the Culinary Institute Hall of Fame by making something French in the next couple of days!

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slumberlite slumberlite 9 years
I love Julia. She lived in Cambridge, MA, near where I used to live. I used to see her walking around Harvard Square a lot. One time I saw her at the supermarket that I used to go to. This was just a regular market, not a gourmet shop. Of course I was curious to see what she was buying. Was she a closet Ring Ding fan? I didn't want to be rude and crane over her wagon to get a look, so I'll never know. She was fabulous and unique.
jdscottie jdscottie 9 years
She not only changed the way we cook and eat, but she changed television. There would be not "how to" shows if not for her. No Food Network or HGTV. She had such a joy and sense of fun.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
I can't believe it's been 3 years since she pasted away. I use to watch her show with my mom and now I use her cookbook often. She continues to be inspiration!
kcreson kcreson 9 years
she was so wonderful
Food Food 9 years
I love her! And the best part is, did you know that before she was a chef she was a spy!?!
laurafox laurafox 9 years
I love her! Such an unparalelled talent!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Hmmm, something French to make...
marley11 marley11 9 years
i made creme brulee! i miss her, she was a wonderful cooking/tv personality.
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
I always watched her show growing up and it's because of her and my mother that I have such an interest in food and cooking. She'll always have a special place in my heart.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats so sad. she was/is such a huge influence on the way people cook and entertain!
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