I pulled a couple of cookbooks off the shelf this morning, trying to find something exciting and I did. It just wasn’t a recipe. One thing led to another and here you go… words of wisdom from Julia Child.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have what-the-hell attitude.
If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
Life itself is the proper binge.
I think every woman should have a blowtorch.
Everything in moderation… including moderation.
It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.
One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed.
You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces… just good food from fresh ingredients.
In a department store, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just came in to buy men’s underwear.
In the 1960’s, you could eat anything you wanted, and of course people were smoking cigarettes and all kinds of things, and there was no talk about fat and anything like that, and butter and cream were rife. Those were lovely days for gastronomy, I must say.
Julia was a masterpiece, her wit as dry as the wine she loved so much and her love of food was evident in each sublime dish she created. As much as I love cooking (and eating) I could never reach the heights of her expertise. So I’m off… to make a grilled cheese which is pretty simple, and yummy when you add bacon to it!
- Julia Child’s TV show turns 50 (goerie.com)