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The Legendary Julia Child

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Food History, French Cooking, Julia Child, Julia Child's Bearnaise Sauce, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Louisetta Berthalle, Martha Stewart, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Legendary Julia Child

Quote for Today: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child On this day in 1912, America’s Grande Dame of cooking, Julia Child was born (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004). The popular television chef and author was born Julia McWilliams in Pasadena, California to John McWilliams Jr. a Princeton graduate and investor in California real estate and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn Weston, a paper company heiress whose father served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1930 she enrolled at Smith College in Massachusetts with the intention of becoming a writer. At the onset of World War II, Julia moved to Washington, D.C. where she volunteered as a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services, a newly formed government intelligence agency. Here she was...

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