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Greatest Dead Angelenos #11: Julia Child
posted by Julia Frey at 4:00 PM on October 17, 2007
After you picture Dan Aykroyd covered in blood (Save the liver!), what is the first thing you think of when you hear the name Julia Child? Cooking of course, and french cooking at that. But I bet you imagined that she was born with a wooden spoon in her hand, then as a little girl at her mother’s apron, learning to roll pastry dough, making yankee pot roast, and boiling peas. Not so.
Here’s what I love about Julia Child: She didn’t even go to France or really know how to cook until she was 36. Her husband, Paul Child, was assigned to work in the U.S. Information Service at The American Embassy in Paris where they moved in 1948 and Julia set up house, only knowing how to cook a few basics. But she fell in love with Paris, with the markets, the language, the people, and most importantly, the food. (France seems to do that “