Well, she passed that passion and enthusiasm on to me. And she passed it on to millions of other boys, girls, women and men, who happily tie on that apron, light that burner and stir, stir, stir... all for the love of food and for the love of Julia.
So, with the help of this awesome remix, created by the brilliant minds at PBS Digital Studios, I'd humbly like to say:
Happy 100th Birthday, Chef Child. And thank you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. (and all of my stomach)
I'll leave you with a few of my favorite Julia Child quotes...
"Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed. Eh bien, tant pis. Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile, and learn from her mistakes."
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."
"Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?"
And my favorite quote of all...
"If you're afraid of butter, use cream."