Happy Birthday dear Julia!


Today, as I write this post, Julia Child would have been 100 years old!

Julia Child died 8 years ago, just 2 days short of her 92nd birthday.  “She passed away in her sleep,” her niece reported.  “She was with family and friends and her kitten, Minou. She had cookbooks and many paintings by her [late] husband Paul around the house.”

This celebrated chef was a national treasure and was loved by so very many…me included.  Probably best remembered by most for her (1963 to 1973) television show  “The French Chef”, Julia Child gave young beginning cooks like me an insight into French cuisine, cooking skills, and terminology…closing every program with a cheerful “Bon Appetit”.

Click here for my favorite go-to Beef Bourguignon recipe right here in our recipe archives.

In today’s New York Times, there were two lovely articles about Julia Child.  Memories of a Friend, Sidekick and Foil  by Jacques Pépin, fellow chef and co-host of PBS’s Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home; and the other:  The Gifts She Gave by Julia Moskin.

And, Google’s search page featured this today in honor of Julia Child’s birthday.

There would be no Galloping Gourmet…no Chopped…no Food Network were it not for the trail-blazing, generous, food-loving and fun-loving spirit of Julia Child.  And if anyone out there still wonders if Julia Child is relevant to our times…check out this great Remix video from PBS!

Also we now have these two new books about Julia Child in stock:

Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats $16.95

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child – $17.99












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