Julia Child

The One, the Only, Julia Child (and 11 Great Julia Quotes)

“Helloooooooo????” Larousse Gastronomique In 2001 I was in my 20s, and a cookbook editor at a publishing company.  I was working on the American version of the latest edition of Larousse Gastronomique, which is one of the most referred to and indispensable food reference books amongst the chefs and serious cooks in the world.  No overstatement.  I was in charge of getting an assortment of culinary luminaries to sing the book’s praise, and we would print the best of these quotes on the cover of the new publication.  The quotes came in fast and furious—it is truly a very beloved …

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A Tribute To Sheila Lukins

It’s something akin to a culinary lunar eclipse that at the moment we’re all immersed in the celebration of Julia Child, Sheila Lukins of Silver Palate fame died of brain cancer. Julia’s gift to the kitchens of America was to introduce us to French cooking. And thanks to the movie bearing her name, we are greedily rediscovering the pleasures of choux and beurre blanc. But it was Sheila Lukins who, 18 years later, did as much to shape the way Americans cook as anyone else who came before or after. Julia Child is rightly given credit for rapping us on the knuckles …

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