Happy Birthday, Julia Child, born 15 August 1912, died 13 August 2004
- I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
- It’s all theory until you see for yourself whether or not something works.
- Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
- I was going to be a great woman novelist. Then the war came along and I think it’s hard for young people today, don’t you, to realize that when World War II happened we were dying to go and help our country.
- People who love to eat are always the best people.
- The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
- Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!
- A party without cake is really just a meeting.
- The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.
- The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.
- The main thing is to have a gutsy approach and use your head.
- Every woman should have a blowtorch.
Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
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