Today would have been Julia Childs' birthday - she would have been 101!
The American chef is known for bringing French cuisine to America in a way that was simple enough to understand. Her book 'Mastering The Art of French Cooking' became a best seller and has since become a standard guide for the culinary community.
Following the success of her book, a TV series - The French Chef - followed, and continued to educate the American public, and change how they related to food.
The success of the TV series and Childs exuberant personality made her a celebrity!
She had many famously quoted quotes - these are just some of my favorites!
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”
"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.”