Julia Child would have been 100 today. PBS Digital Studios did this fun tribute.
In celebration of her 100th birthday, Julia Child Remixed by John D. Boswell, for PBS Digital Studios. Please support your local PBS station as they have many cool programs!
Visit pbs.org/food to join in the celebration, check out recipes and more. You can leave your own tribute to The French Chef by cooking a Julia recipe and sharing it on Facebook and Twitter with #CookForJulia.
I keep wondering what Julie Powell will say today – she is the author of the Julie/Julia project which I loved. It is a shame all the links are broken to what was her original Salon blog – I guess the original is gone now? Her book was turned into a lovely movie with Meryl Streep. After the movie, she came out with another book called Cleaving.
Anyway, I grew up watching Julia Child on TV in black and white and I also have a couple of her books, including a vintage copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her memoirs My Life in France.
Incidentally if you can master a few Julia classics, you can cook. She gives you bones. Her roast chicken recipe is still the best on the planet. My own roast chicken recipe uses hers as a base. – where my recipes are my own that I share, the basic techniques for my roast chicken recipe were learned from her basic roast chicken recipe. You see, a lot of chefs forget the basics, which as a related aside is why I love Ina Garten so much (The Barefoot Contessa). Like Julia Child, she is a big believer in basics. And in order to develop your own recipes, professional or home chef, you have to master some basics.
Happy Birthday Julia Child! Bon Appétit!