Archive for the ‘Julia Child’ Category

She licked a rich chocolate batter from her spatula and told us with a smile, “That’s not part of the recipe.”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
melted chocolate

I reveled in her humor. Spontaneous humor – such as the time she pulled a bouquet garni out of a bubbling stock and said of the used bundle of herbs, “It looks like a dead mouse,” and the time she announced, to cover for a bell that inadvertently…

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I don’t believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
cheese puffs

Besides, such admissions only draw attention to one’s shortcomings (or self-perceived shortcomings), and make the other person think, “Yes, you’re right, this is really an awful meal!” Maybe the cat has fallen into the…

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The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Julia Child's Kitchen

No matter what was going on behind the scenes or how many times the director or Sonya asked for retakes, Julia’s humor never failed her. Hers was such a quick wit; it was smart and natural, never corny, sarcastic or strained. She…

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