Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Julia's Birthday






Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California, August 15, 1912.
 She would have been 104 years old today.




Sur La Table



I looked back at some of my posts about Julia.

I remembered I started my Julia craze after I read
Julie Powell's book (Julie and Julia, 365 Days, 524 Recipes, one Tiny Apartment)
about making each and every one of Julia's recipes
from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Then the movie came out (which I loved). 

I read more books about Julia and her life including Julia's Cats.

I think there are a few more Julia books in my stacks that I should read.



Julia Child


Amazingly enough, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
didn't become a best seller until after the movie came out...
48 years after the book was first published.
This article from the NYTimes is one of my favorites:

After 48 Years, Julia Child Has a Big Best Seller, Butter and All


I remember watching Julia on television. 
I wasn't much interested in the cooking.
I just thought she was a hoot!


Associated Press Photo

I couldn't let the day go by without wishing Julia
a very happy birthday.




Wishing YOU well and much joy!









22 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She's influenced us all over the years. And I liked to watch the way she moved in the kitchen and the quirky things she said! Great post! Happy Monday!

Pondside said...

I remember seeing her show on TV and just being annoyed at her voice! She was brilliant though and I thoroughly enjoyed the books and the movie. As I watched the movie I wondered if younger viewers would realise that Merle Streep's voice was NOT exaggerated!

Jan Jackson said...

I always loved watching her shows. So funny!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I keep missing the movie I really would like to watch it too. Great post celebrating Julia's birthday!

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Sarah said...

The chef and I are long time Julia fans. We used to watch her show on TV. In 1999, we were fortunate to met Julia when we attended cooking school where she was teaching. A memory of a lifetime!

podso said...

It was partly her idiosyncrasies that made me enjoy watching her cooking shows when I was way younger. She taught me a few things, one zucchini recipe I still make. I love to watch people cook anyway, very soothing to me. I too loved that movie. She's quite a legend! 104!

Kit said...

The movie Julie and Julia was what inspired me to start a blog. After the movie, I read everything I could about her. I just adore her! And her hubby! Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Kit

Deb said...

One of my all-time favorite. Loved the movie and Julia's Cats. =^..^=

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

I remember watching reruns of her show in PBS as a kid. I love the movie Julia and Julia

Dorothy Borders said...

She was a national treasure. Still is! I loved Meryl Streep (another national treasure) playing her.

Michelle said...

What a great cook and personality! I adored the movie and have tried quite a few recipes from Julia's classic cookbook.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I liked the movie of her life with Meryl Streep, she sure was a lady who knew her own mind.

Maggie said...

Growing up in England I didn't discover Julia Child until I saw her on TV during a trip to the States sometime during the '70s. I did enjoy the Meryl Streep movie but haven't ever tried one of her recipes.
Thanks for reminding us all about this inspirational woman on her birthday for Mosaic Monday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She was one of a kind alright!

riitta k said...

I loved the movie with Meryl Streep! Unfortunately I don't know anything else about her...

Sandra Lee said...

I've watched so few of her shows but loved the movie. Meryl Streep was wonderful in it! Thank you so much for the reminder and now I want to watch the movie again!

ann said...

I enjoyed Julia. Saw the movie, too. My new favorite is Inna Garten. She seems so real and her style and recipes seem do-able. Thanks for stopping by the Garden Spot.

handmade by amalia said...

She is awesome. I didn't know much about her until I saw the film, that was a fun movie.
Amalia
xo

Debby Ray said...

Oh, I absolutely used to love watching Julia cook! I loved her voice and her mannerisms. What a wonderful chef she was, not that I ever had the pleasure of eating any of her food, of course...lol!

Angela Lambert said...

I was given a copy of the Streep film (as a present) yesterday and had dug out "mastering the art ".
Then I came across your blog.Obviously meant to find it !

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this -- like you I remember watching Julia on PBS for the smiles and laughs, not for the recipes -- with four small children, I certainly wasn't ready to tackle anything like those. And would you believe I haven't read that book or seen that movie -- I must remedy that