I roasted a chicken today,a WHOLE chicken, in celebration of Julia Child’s birthday (she would have turned 100 on August 15). Even though she is no longer with us she still remains in our kitchens and our stomachs.
Julia Child along with her two friends, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, brought French cooking to the American cuisine with their first cookbookMastering the Art of French Cooking, now considered a seminal culinary work. This is a cookbook for both seasoned chefs and newbies wanting to serve something delicious and authentically French at home.
After publishing Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia went on to host an extremely popular TV show as well as write a number of other cookbooks. I still remember watching Julia on TV when I was a child. My favorite part was when she would cook with wine. One cup went in the food and the rest went in her glass. That is my kind of chef!
To celebrate Julia’s 100th birthday we have created a display in her honor in the Bookshop. If you are looking for one of her famous cookbooks or a biography about her fascinating life be sure to stop by and check it out.