Hard to believe that Julia Child would have been 100 today. In honor of America’a first celebrity chef and one very progressive, intelligent and charming lady, I would like to share a few of my favorite Julia quotes. Bon appétit!
1. Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.
2. Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
3. Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
4. I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
5. 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.
6. The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
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7. If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
8. In my generation, except for a few people who’d gone into banking or nursing or something like that, middle-class women didn’t have careers. You were to marry and have children and be a nice mother. You didn’t go out and do anything. I found that I got restless.
9. …nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.
10. This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!