Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Julia!

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today.  Happy Birthday, Julia!!

Her cookbook "From Julia Child's Kitchen" was one of the first cookbooks I owned, given to me as a birthday gift by my parents.  (Probably my 16th or 17th, if I remember correctly.)

I still own it, along with most -- if not all -- of JC's books. 

I still remember making my first recipe out of it -- chocolate mousse.  Julia's books were always very well written, and went far beyond just a dry collection of recipes.  They were books that could be read.  And read them, I did.  And many others, too.  James Beard was another of my favorites for 'readable' cookbooks.

 

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