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Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:55 pm

Fox News is reporting that Julia Child is dead at 91.



Julia Child, the grande dame of U.S. television cooking shows and books has died aged 91, her publisher said Friday.



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VSlover
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RE: Julia Child

Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:00 am

so very sad.

i loved that woman.

to see her old shows to to delight in gastronomic ecstasy before people gave a crap about the problems with butter and health.
 
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RE: Julia Child

Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:10 am

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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:16 am

She was incredible... a great talent and very entertaining. She'll be missed.
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:33 am

a great article/obit

http://nytimes.com/2004/08/13/dining/13CND-CHILD.html?hp

"People are afraid of French food because of all the cream and butter,'' she said. "But you don't see all those big fat people over there that you see lumbering around Disneyland.''
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:07 am

I couldn't believe it! She was one of my favorites. I'll miss her.
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:21 am

This is sad news. She will be missed  Sad

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:38 am

Very sad, I'll miss her.


...I'll miss even more all of her guest chefs trying to politely shoo her from standing so close over them Big grin
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:41 am

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.
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:34 am

I was amazed to read that she was 6'2". That is quite tall for a woman. Not to mention it explains the hunched back.

She was a unique lady and a heck of a cook..
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:58 pm

My inspiration to cook came from her. I thought she was terrific and she will be missed.
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:29 pm

Did you see that last PBS show she had about two three years ago?

The back wall of the kitchen/set was scary.

That woman had more knives then anybody I know.
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:15 pm

Julia Child was one of my favorite cooks!!!!!!!!! I still watch repeat shows from years ago....she truly was one of a kind!!!  Big thumbs up I have one of her cook books on French Cusine and it is fantastic!!

She always made me laugh when she was preparing chicken...she always had to give it a smack and then she'd pull out those huge knives!!!

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:18 pm

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.

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:21 pm

LOL.............maybe just a little!!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:33 am

RIP Julia...  Sad

You will be missed.

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:38 am

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.
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:04 am

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.
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:26 am

I cried uncontrollably when I heard.

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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:12 pm

"That woman had more knives then anybody I know."

She had 800 knives.
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:43 pm

It was made more than of 800 knives and she was make very good cook with their food. She did make excellent cook with the show. I am really like her very often.
 
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RE: Celebrated Chef Julia Child Dies At Age 91

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:29 pm

I believe it.

Remember, "You can't do nut-ing without a sharp knife"


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