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"Bring on the roasted potatoes"...Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    The first celebrity chef who never considered herself a celebrity would have celebrated her 100th birthday today.

    Long before the Streep movie she changed the way North Americans approached food. Her cooking show was friggin' brilliant

    She was, by all accounts, the same person in real life as on camera.

    Here's a great tribute from PBS via Toronto Life


    This is worth watching.
  2. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    The Julia Child half of the movie with Meryl Streep was based on her memoir "My Life in France." I read it a few years and couldn't recommend it more. It was a great read.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    You had me thinking she was Canadian for a second with this "North Americans" and "Toronto Life" talk.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sweet Julia Child of mine:

  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Julia's cocktail of choice, The Reverse Martini:

    2.5 ounces dry vermouth
    .75 ounces gin

    Shake in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into small wine glass filled with crushed ice.

    Important: This is mostly dru vermouth, so make sure you're using good dry vermouth.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I miss seeing her all liquored up. RIP.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Please note: dry vermouth instead of dru vermouth.

    If you make this coacktail with dru vermouth, it'll taste sh%tty.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One of the cool things about her was that she was an OSS spy during WWII. Supposedly, she did some work with Moe Berg, the catcher turned spy.
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