As I have grown into the woman I am today, I am in awe of Julia Child. Imagine my excitement, then, when I saw a new movie coming out, “Julie and Julia” with my absolute favorite actress playing Julia Child, Meryl Streep.
The previews I’ve seen have made me idolize Julia Child even more. I didn’t realize the movie was based on a book that I intend to look for at the library the next time I go. I hope you all go see the movie and read the book, I’m going to.
I had the priviledge of viewing the kitchen that Julia donated to the Smithsonian Institute in 2001, in total, when Jon and I visited Washington DC for our Honeymoon. I was astonished at how cluttered, yet tidy, small, yet well organized her kitchen was. If you have a chance, you should definitely visit this exhibit. You can see more of her exhibit here.
Some of my favorite quotes from her are:
"If You Are Afraid of Butter, Use Cream"
"The Only Time to Eat Diet Food is While You're Waiting for the Steak to Cook"
"It's so Beautifully Arranged on the Plate - You Know Someone's Fingers Have Been All Over It"
"I Don't Think About Whether People Will Remember Me or Not. I've Been an Okay Person. I've Learned a lot. I've Taught People a Thing or Two. That's What's Important"