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Old 08-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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What a wonderful woman she was. If only we all would be as in love with the food we prepare as she was. I loved watching her TV programs. Laugh at yourself when the chicken hits the floor or garlic sails across the room behind you. If you can learn to laugh at yourself you can master anything.
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I never saw the chicken episode but I remember one where the opening starts and Julia raise her arm and slams a mallet down with a loud WHACK onto a towel that is wrapped around something on the counter. As she unwraps the towel... "Coconuts!! Today on the French Chef!!!"
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What a wonderful woman she was. If only we all would be as in love with the food we prepare as she was. I loved watching her TV programs. Laugh at yourself when the chicken hits the floor or garlic sails across the room behind you. If you can learn to laugh at yourself you can master anything.
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Kades....I was thinking those same thoughts, but you said it so much better than I could.

I still watch Julia's shows whenever I see them on PBS. I always loved her and always will! Happy birthday, Julia.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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I never saw the chicken episode but I remember one where the opening starts and Julia raise her arm and slams a mallet down with a loud WHACK onto a towel that is wrapped around something on the counter. As she unwraps the towel... "Coconuts!! Today on the French Chef!!!"
Haha! That is SO Julia.
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I loved her shows and learned a lot from them. I always remember the time she was showing coq au vin and chicken cacciatore, first cousins. She took the lids off of both pots and smacked them together over her head like cymbals. They rained on her.
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Taxlady, that is so funny! I never saw that one.

Her bio is on now on the cooking channel - not the food network, but the other one, lol. It's on again later tonight - not sure how the time difference applies here, but some of you may be able to catch it if you do a search.

It's from 2008, and I've seen it before, but it's a timely showing today, considering....
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Never did acquire Mastering...My favorite book of hers is "From Julia Child's Kitchen"
She was one of my earliest inspirations. Used to watch her shows on the old NET (National Educational Television), too many years ago to be worth mentioning.
She will always be remembered and missed.
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Happy Birthday Julia! Thanks for all the help through the years. You are missed!
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