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August 13, 2004

Julia Child, Rest in Peace

A fond farewell to television cooking guru Julia Child, who passed away just days short of her 92nd birthday.

I grew up watching her shows, as my mother enjoyed them. One piece of one recipe has stuck with me forever: "Knead the dough until it bounces back like a baby's bottom." I was young at the time, and found it hilarious. More hilarious because I had a brand new baby brother and there was something disturbingly amusing about cooking food that resembled babies.

The woman knew how to cook, how to serve, and where to find all the neat kitchen gadgets. There's nothing quite like watching a ninety-year-old woman going at a creme brulee with a blowtorch.

Thank you, Mrs. Child, for pioneering food television, and saving generations of Americans from a lifetime of horrible casseroles.

Posted by Colin at August 13, 2004 6:21 PM

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