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“A party without cake is just a meeting”
Julia Child
“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
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“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
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“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
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“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”
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“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
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“You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”
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“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!”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
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“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
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“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
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“Life itself is the proper binge.”
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“...nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.”
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“Fat gives things flavor.”
Julia Child
tags: food
“It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.”
Julia Child
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“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.”
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“You are the butter to my bread,and the breath to my life”
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“Remember, 'No one's more important than people'! In other words, friendship is the most important thing--not career or housework, or one's fatigue--and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“You never forget a beautiful thing that you have made,' [Chef Bugnard] said. 'Even after you eat it, it stays with you - always.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
Julia Child
“Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed. Eh bien, tant pis. Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile, and learn from her mistakes.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.”
Julia Child
“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”
Julia Child
“Upon reflection, I decided I had three main weaknesses: I was confused (evidenced by a lack of facts, an inability to coordinate my thoughts, and an inability to verbalize my ideas); I had a lack of confidence, which cause me to back down from forcefully stated positions; and I was overly emotional at the expense of careful, 'scientific' though. I was thirty-seven years old and still discovering who I was.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you'll have a marvelous time!”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed.”
Julia Child, My Life in France
“Once you have mastered a technique, you barely have to look at a recipe again”
Julia Child, Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
“Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”
Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking
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