Cue the calls of “Bon appétit!” Yesterday would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In celebration of everyone’s favorite beef bourguignon master, PBS released this amazing “Julia Child Remixed” video. Watch it – and get ready to tap that foot.
Even after all these years, her recipes – and big personality – live on. This recent New York Times article gets it right:
It was Child – not single-handedly, but close – who started the public conversation about cooking in America that has shaped our cuisine and culture ever since. Her Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published in 1961, just as trends including feminism, food technology, and fast food seemed ready to wipe out home cooking. But with her energy, intelligence, and nearly deranged enthusiasm, Child turned that tide.
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