Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia Child! Today is her 100th Birthday. She was also a patriot.




I know she is no longer with us, but we still have her television clips!  I still wanted to wish her happy birthday.  Julia was a great lady and patriot.

While I liked Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, the real Julia Child really has something Meryl does not capture.   Watch the real Julia Child.

Update:  Julia had a very interesting life before French cooking...

h/t:  A Trainwreck in Maxwell (another great Julia clip there)

2 comments:

  1. Julia's French was perfect and real. Streep's sounds affected. Maybe that explains it?

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    1. That is not surprising, Julia lived in France for years and I am sure when she was a student at La Cordon Bleu they did not celebrate English speakers--especially American women.

      During WWII, Julia Child worked as an assistant to William "Wild Bill" Donovan. How cool is that?

      To some extent, Meryl was dialing it in. That is especially true when she later did Margaret Thatcher.

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