John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Oh, and I forgot...

The world lost one of its real keepers today with the death of Julia Child. What can one say about a tall and very big woman with a funny voice, a wild sense of humor, and who, despite her standing as one of the pre-eminent chefs and cooking teachers in the world, loved hot dogs and junk food and wrote to McDonald's to protest when they started frying their French fries in vegetable oil instead of lard? Only that she was a joy to everyone who ever saw her on television, the good-natured butt of jokes, and a person who took haute cuisine and made it accessible to everyone. She impressed me as a woman who truly enjoyed life and who made it enjoyable for everyone around her. And, judging by this article, that was the impression a lot of people had.

She would have been 92 next week.

God bless, Julia. Bon appetit.

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