Thank you Julia Child.

I was that child at 8 years old who’d run home and plop herself in front of the TV to watch Julia Child chop and butter the afternoon away. As a little one I found her so entertaining. She would laugh at her own mistakes and make me feel that it was ok to be perfectly imperfect.

It was Julia who inspired my many juvenile concoctions. My first recipe ever was a sugary dessert made of sliced up oranges, sugar, and water I chose to call Orange Marmalade. Unbeknownst to me, at the time, this was obviously uncooked orange jam, but I loved the sound of it. I thought it sounded so French.

One of the funniest bits was that I loved getting in front of the mirror and pretend I was the host of my own cooking show. I’d laugh at myself trying to imitate Julia’s famous accent. It was definitely one of my favorite playtimes. Whenever I hear her name or see a book or article about her, so many sweet moments of my childhood rush in.

Dearest Julia,

Although I never had the pleasure or honor of meeting you, I’m so grateful for your presence in my childhood memories. Happy 100th! xoxo

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child

{I leave you with some of my favorite Julia Child quotes.}

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”

“Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all”

“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”

“Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?”

“Bon appétit!”

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