August 13, 2004 11:13 AM | By Adam Roberts | 6 Comments

Julia Child Is Dead

It's true. And while I never had a chance to really watch her show or work my way through her books, I know how important and influential she was in the world of cooking. I know she will be missed.


Isn't it sad? She was a real gem. Her books are brilliant, as was she.

Loved her and her work so much I named my only child after her. Sigh. Everyone add a little more butter to tonite's dinner in her memory.

I know, I was in shock when I found out. She was the type that you don't think could ever die. Everyone that has picked up a spatula ever since owes her a bit of gratitude.

That is so sad. I actually just saw the story on MSNBC and hit up my food blogs list to see what the community was saying.

I think I'm going to dig out my old copy of "The Way to Cook" and prepare something in her honor.


Tonight and every Friday the 13th from now on shall be Julia Child Memorial Day and I shall cook really good food that is as fatening as it needs to be with wine.

Never saw any shows, never cooked from the books, but I do have a signed copy of one of the books plus the material from Robert Mondavi Winery when she conducted classes there in May 1986...$3100 for a 5 day class.

I liked that she advocated the use of lots of butter.

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