Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy 100th, Julia Child!

How do you know when you’re a truly food-obsessed individual? When you turn Julia Child’s birthday into your own personal holiday. I’ve always marked the day in some small way. This year it seems the whole food world is celebrating, too! (I wonder what she would think of all this hoopla?)

As I said, each year, in one way or another, I’ve celebrated Julia’s birthday. And today is no exception. I’m cooking with Julia in mind while I work on Friday’s 50 Women Game-Changers blog post. This week I reached the top of this list, which is Julia, of course.

However, I couldn’t let today pass without at least saying, “Happy Birthday, Julia! Thank you so much for all you did for those of us who enjoy good food. And thank you for inspiring me to believe it is never too late to find your life's passion.”

So stay tuned until Friday for my post honoring one of the people most admire. Until then, feel free to check out some of my other Julia-inspired blog posts from the past year. The recipes include:

Leek and Potato Soup (I don't have a photo of this recipe, so here's the picture I took of the Time magazine cover that hangs in my kitchen.)


And the latest, French-StyleCountry Pâté.

See you Friday!


  1. I am so enjoying reading all the posts about Julia today!! Such a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady!! A lovely post, Linda!

  2. Happy Birthday Julia. I too am loving all the posts about her inspirations.

  3. It's funny - I bought mastering the art nearly 20 years ago and it remains armchair reading. Your lovely tribute encourages me to move Julia into the kitchen.

  4. What a lovely tribute to Julia, she was and still is an inspiration, and a great teacher... From her I've learned to cook without the fear ...