DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7785 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
Even in her twilight years it was still great to watch her work in the kitchen. She has rightfully been given credit for introducing the techniques of French cuisine to mainstream American cooking. Our pallettes and stomachs can surely thank her for that one.
And to think she lived to 91 eating all that buttery and cream heavy food. Must have been all that wine.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
I've tried to watch her cooking shows in the past, but I really couldn't; something about her kinda creeped me out. It was either her voice or the hunchback. I did watch a lot of the shows she did with Jacques Pepin, she let him run the show more of less while she observed amd occassionally commented.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
Vaporlock....You are thinking of Dan Akroyd
Edit: I do have to agree with you, one of the last interviews I saw about her, she was discussing a controversy that erupted after a taping of that last "Great Chefs" series she did on PBS.
On of the cooks made, pan fired live crab, which looked pretty good, but all of the animal rights nutballs went nuts over her and the guest chef....can't remember his name.....spliting a live crab in two on TV with one of those big ass knives and then putting it in the pan to cook.
[Edited 2004-08-15 07:20:36]
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
She was a great gourmet who had the taste and wit to present and promote so many chefs from around the world. Her knowledge of French and other cuisine, combined with her ability to make ordinary folks watching the show understand that they too could prepare meals this way made supper tables better for a great many people, represents a great contirbution to our culture.
Her life and service to our country should be remembered, she served in the OSS during WWII in the CBI theater, and her husband served in the CIA afterwards (her cooking school was called the Culinary Institute of America, or CIA for short).
Go see her kitchen in the Smithsonian, and remember that while she never saw a knife she did not buy, she only used three basic knives. And use real butter because nothing else tastes the same.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
This is very sad to hear about what happening to Julia Child and she is very good chefs on the tv show. Normally, that I did not watch her very often. She is wonderful chefs on the television cooking show.