Busy Parent Briefing: The World Remembers American Chef Julia Child on Her 100th Birthday


Have you checked out today’s Google doodle? If you are someone who knows their way around a kitchen or just loves good food in general, then you are probably familiar with the late and much-loved Julia Child, the original television chef. Sadly, she passed away in 2004, but today would have been her 100th birthday.

Google isn’t the only one tipping their hat to this culinary artist. All around the web people are sharing their favorite memories of Child along with her most delicious recipes. Here are a few of my favorites of the day so far.

Jacques Pépin, an internationally recognized French chef, fondly recollects the first time he met Julia Child and tells stories from their decades-long friendship in the New York Times.

Phila Cousins, Child’s niece, shares her memories of “delightful and leisurely” meals in her “Aunt Ju-Ju’s” kitchen with the National Museum of American History.

Julie Powell, author of  “Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously,” discusses how Julia Child taught her powerful life lessons both in and out of the kitchen in the LA Times.

The Guardian has put together a few fantastic clips from Child’s cooking shows over the years including one in which she burns a meal. Hey, it happens.

There’s even a very funny YouTube video making the rounds today highlighting her unique voice with a little auto-tune.

Stumble upon any other great articles celebrating the life and work of Julia Child today? Share them in the comments.

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