Today August 15th is the 100th commemorative of Julia Child
's birthday! Happy birthday Julia!
You wrote one of the most influential cookbooks of my life, Mastering the Art of French Cooking
and three more of my favorite cookbooks! (And dozens more, many of which I haven't even seen.) You inspired me to learn to cook the French "mother sauces." I learned from you and Jacques how to take a whole chicken and fold it flat (in Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home
You were an inspirational influence on many of us with your pioneering cooking TV programs and your many books. (And heh, you inspired Dan Aykroyd's pretty funny Saturday Nite Live parody skit "The French Chef" -- see it on NBC
Julia changed the way I cook and the way I think about cooking and I thank her for that! I will never again look at simple ingredients and think that I will be restricted to cooking only plain recipes.
Gone 8 years now and she is missed. She lived 2 days short of her 92nd birthday.