“The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.”
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.”
“Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.”
- Born: 15 August 1912
- Birthplace: Pasadena, California
- Died: 12 August 2004
- Best Known As: American TV chef and cookbook author
Name at birth: Julia McWilliams
In the late 1940s Julia Child began studying French cooking while living in Paris. During the 1950s she co-founded a cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes, and with her partners began working on a cookbook. In 1961 Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published, and its success helped launch a cooking show on PBS television. Unflappable and droll, she shared her passion for food with American TV audiences for half a century. Child authored several books and won numerous awards around the world, and is often credited with having improved American culinary habits.
Child was played by Meryl Streep in the 2009 movie Julie and Julia… During World War II she worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. She was stationed in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and China.
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