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

Julia Child's Kitchen

Julia Child's Kitchen - display at the National Museum of American History

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 could ad-lib at the drop of a hat and define a situation or create an image with a few well-chosen words. In response to questions about her opinion of a low-fat diet, she retorted with such pithy statements as “You’ll get dandruff and your fingernails will fall out,” and “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

the words of Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004)
from Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child
by Nancy Verde Barr
image – krossbow

Happy Birthday, Julia

And wherever you are, Bon Appetit!

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