June 30, 2009

Julia and Julia

I grew up watching Julia Child cooking. I would either be captivated or flip over to something else. This trailer impressed me with Meryl Streeps portrayal is so perfect. Plus, the concept just seems fun.

Julia Child the person has a colorful history. She worked with the OSS (CIA) helped develop shark repellent, she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.

she attended Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and studied privately with master chefs. With her knowledge she began teaching cooking, translated recipes from French with precise attention to detail and made fine cuisine accessible. With this she co-wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

She was not the first TV cook, but her show was the most widley watched. Her personality trancended the media. Her Second book The French Chef Cookbook, was the recipes she had done on the show. She was on the air in various venues from in 1963 through the 1990's.

She founded the educational American Institute of Wine and Food She received the French Legion of Honor and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Child also received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Johnson & Wales University.

Quite a life, quite a lady.


keeka said...

I saw the trailer and identify with the other Julia, the wife who tries out all of Child's recipes. She is also based on a true story. I think both women are worth watching a movie about! I am looking forward to seeing it...but with who? I doubt Carl would go see that one. Or I could be wrong...he DOES watch cooking shows...hehe.

- Rob said...

I could have sworn that I saw Julia Child bleed to death on Saturday Night Live. I wonder if the movie will include that, or if they will cover it up with some other fake death scene.

keeka said...

ummm...Robert, wasn't that Dan Akroyd? Heehee!