Google has surprised with a special logo commemorating 100 years from the birth of television star Julia Child, who taught the Americans (and others) to cook French, ie gourmet, sophisticated, healthy, tasty… cheerfulness, with charisma, unsurpassed lust life Julia Child was captured by Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia” in 2009. This year, on Aug. 15, was the centenary from when Julia Child gave birth of restaurants across America participated in Julia Child Restaurant Week event and included in their menus, recipes of famous cooks.
Julia Child discovered her love for cooking because of her husband, who lived in Paris as an artist and poet, and Julia entered in the world of gastronomy. Inspired, she started studying culinary arts to teach French and American women in her kitchen. Then she wrote the book “The art of mastering French cuisine”, published in 1961 and became bestseller.
Her TV career began accidentally, when she was invited to a TV channel in Boston to promote the book and cooked an omelet. Viewers were so delighted by her way of being that has sent letters of congratulation to the show producers, 27 letters, who impressed the filmmakers and they decided to give her a show. Julia Child received $50 for each edition of “The French Chef“, taken by 96 local stations and awarded the prizes in the field (Peabody – 1964, Emmy – 1966).
Her salary rose to $200 per edition, but more important is the realization that the woman was first seen in the position of chef and showed that cooking can be fun, a way to be happy and brings happiness. In 1993, became the first woman included by Culinary Institute Hall of Fame, and in November 2000 received the highest award possible in France, the Legion of Honor. Julia Child died on August 13, 2004, with two days before turn 92 years. Her latest book, “My Life in France“, ends like this: “Now thinking back I remember that table and pleasures of life are infinite – toujours bon appetite!”