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Remembering Julia Child

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

We’re sharing a wonderful quote in honor of the wonderful Julia Child who was born on August 15, 1912.

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

We’re remembering her gourmet legacy all month long. Julia loved to make one of the most popular and well known dishes of French cuisine, Soufflés! French classic, Quiche Lorraine was also a popular choice, enjoyed cross-culturally. It’s popular, delicious and enjoyed by food lovers the world over. Lets not forget the iconic French street food: the Crepe.

Here are some Julia Child Facts that you may not have known (via PBS):

  • “Premiering in 1963, The French Chef was the first cooking show on PBS. Julia had new cooking shows air over the next 5 decades.”
  • “She was the first educational television personality to receive an Emmy.”
  • “Julia was 6’2” and played basketball at Smith College in Massachusetts.”
  • “She donated her Cambridge home to Smith College & her kitchen to the Smithsonian Institution.”
  • “While filming the Baking with Julia series, she used a whopping 753 pounds of butter.”
  • “Her childhood nicknames were Juke, Juju & Jukies.”
  • “She was nominated for eight Emmys and won three of them.”
  • “Julia passed away 2 days before her 92nd birthday. Her last meal was homemade French onion soup.”

Julia Child Quote

 

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday, and there’s no doubt celebrations are going on all over the country for the woman who made America fall in love with French cuisine.  The chef, author and TV personality was born Aug. 15, 1912 and definitely has achieved immortality! In a honor of this culinary and cultural legend we decided to feature some true French cuisine recipes.

So let’s start with one of the most popular and well known dishes of French cuisine, soufflés! They are fun to make, flavorful and can be full of surprises, including French cheese! Also let’s savor today a French classic, Quiche Lorraine! It’s popular, delicious and enjoyed by food lovers the world over. And of course true French dessert is cheesecake!

Happy Birthday Julia Child and Bon appétit!