Happy Birthday Julia Child!


Julia Child’s 100th birthday would have been today, August 15th 2012. In her honor, here is our special Julia edition of Things Worth Sharing.


Julia Child


Jessie Moore Oleson from cakespy.com wrote a short appreciation of Julia that you can find here.

PBS put together this great montage video celebrating their French Chef as well.

If you are as fascinated by Julia Child and her legacy as I am, I have two books to highly recommend: My Life in France which she co-authored with Alex Prud’Homme, her great-nephew and As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto edited by Joan Reardon. They give you an in-depth view of what it took for her to develop one of the most important cookbooks in the 20th century, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Finally, if you live in the Boston area, Savenor’s Market is serving birthday cake today to go along with their month-long celebration in her honor. Their Cambridge, MA location was her favorite place to shop.

Image courtesy of Schlesinger Library.

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Kat has enjoyed baking and cooking for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother, Rita, was a great baker—especially of pies. Inspired by Rita, Kat began to be the one to bring dessert to family events. (Her grandfather, Stu, used to say that “Kat is bringing dessert” were some of his favorite words.) Often her family will hide the Christmas cookies she gives them when they have guests in the house. Her husband is a great tester of Kat Treats. When Kat is not baking or blogging, she works in higher education (but secretly dreams that some day she might open a treat truck or bakery/bookstore).

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