Last week I was glued to the Food Network for their broadcast of Chefography: Julia Child. So we know I love me some Julia. I've been watching episodes of The French Chef on DVD and my appreciation of her style and casual approach continues to deepen my appreciation for all she did for the Cooking as Pleasure and Entertainment category of life. The Chefography program was nice. All info that I've read before in her book My Life in France. I do think they could have spent a few extra minutes on all the exploration of food Julia and Paul experienced in France, but they seemed to breeze through all that. But still a good program.
In appreciation of Ms. Julia, I am lovingly stealing the following quotes from the Well Fed Network's post on Julia yesterday.
- Everything in moderation, including moderation.
- I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.
- I was thirty-two when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
- If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
- Life itself is the proper binge.
- Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet.
- The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.