Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bear It With a Smile, and Learn From Your Mistakes: Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child

In honor of what would have been the late, great Julia Child's 100th birthday...
Things I learned from her: be fearless, love deeply, and always, always cook with butter.

"We ate lunch with painful politeness and avoided discussing its taste. I made sure not to apologize for it. This was a rule of mine. I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make. Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed. Eh bien, tant pis. Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile, and learn from her mistakes."

                                            Julia Child
                                            My Life in France

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