Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dear Julia!

Paying tribute to Julia Child on her 101st birthday today.  Who could forget making her "Beef Bourguignon" recipe 40 years ago when I thought a clove of garlic was the whole head?

Some favorite quotes from Julia posted on the internet today:

"The only time to diet is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."

"If you're afraid of butter, use cream."

"Fat gives things flavor."

"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, as my ersatz eggs Florentine surely were, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile - and learn from her mistakes.

"I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food:  fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter.  Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything."
"I think careful cooking is love, don't you?  The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who is close to you is about as nice a Valentine as you can give."
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just very good food from fresh ingredients."
"Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun."
"I hate all health foods."

Ironically, I think she would loved the Paleo diet.

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