Julia Child was fearless at pursuing what she loved most - cooking, teaching, and eating! Like so many women of her generation, she did it despite no one taking her seriously. Her book publisher famously told her editor, “If you can sell a book with that title, I'll eat my hat!” And yet, Mastering the Art of French Cooking is still in print 62 years later! And the local TV station which first aired her show, The French Chef, didn’t understand why people would tune in to watch anyone cook, but she went on to have a long, celebrated television career. So many of us in the cookbook world stand on her brave shoulders and so today of all days I thank her for her courage - and also for her Beef Bourguignon! My take on Julia’s iconic recipe is linked below.
(Photo by Paul Childs, VALENTINES: looking straight at camera, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Harvard Radcliffe Institute.)
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