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What Julia gave us…

When you hear the name Julia, you know who I mean….today would be her 100th birthday.
She was the original t.v. chef. She led the way for today’s network chefs. As entertaining as they are, none can compare to her simple, honest, joy-filled presentation.
She introduced my mother’s generation, and my generation to fine cooking, and took the mystery out of it with her humor. I remember watching her on our little, black and white set. She recorded in Cambridge, and I grew up in Concord, so I thought of her as a neighbor. It wasn’t unusual to see her dining in a local restaurant, or shopping at the market.
Her cookbooks stand the test of time, and her love of teaching shines through in the instructions as she walks you through the most complex preparation.
We were so lucky that she took to cooking, rather than her career in the foreign service.
Here’s a link to a fun video made by PBS digital (rock on!). It makes me want to go back and watch all of her shows.

Bon Appetit!


About sweetaddict

I'm a crazy, candy-infatuated, blogger who s so happy that you stopped by. This place is dedicated to all of us who always end up in the candy aisle. I'm totally impartial and answer only to my taste buds. I write about all things sweet from candy to baking to ice cream and beyond. Let me know your favorites.

5 responses »

  1. Hi Claudia, I have my share of nostalgic candies I grew up with in Japan. I am nicknamed after one of the candy producer’s mascot (a full story on my blog). I like everything Caramel and mocha! Thank you for a beautiful blog. Fae. 🙂

  2. One of my favorite food movies is “Julie and Julia”!


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