Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Our Lady of the Ladle

The wisdom of America's first TV chef, Julia Child:

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."

"How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?"

"I think every woman should have a blowtorch."

"I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking."

"Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb,you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?"

"Life itself is the proper binge."

And, when asked what was the secret of her long life, she replied "Red meat and gin."

An incredible woman...

Julia Child biography

The movie Julie and Julia on IMDB


  1. I got the Julie and Julia film for my mum on Mother's Day a few years back - I ended up liking the film more than my mum did but it did encourage her to buy some of Julia Child's Cookbooks on French cuisine … not sure if she's made any of the dishes or just looked at the pictures?

    PS nothing wrong with being veggie and drinking gin :P

  2. Miss Child is a relatively recent discovery of mine - I have yet to see the movie, but we have acquired a copy today so that's a treat to line up soon... Jx


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