I was very fortunate enough in my career to have met Julia while at Disney. She signed my cookbook and one of my boys chefs jackets. I hold it dear to my heart. This was an article that Cindy gave me that I thought was fantastic. What is even better is the author. I – well Cindy did- discovered an excellent article, a great blog post and an informative website-http://www.thekitchn.com/. Now what’s wrong with that? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
March 1, 2012
How I Invited Julia Child Into My Office
Julia Child on set
If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know? -Julia Child
When I was in the fourth grade, I had an assignment to create a product, make its packaging and then pull off an advertising campaign for it; a bilboard, radio ad, magazine ad, and a television commercial. I created Food Fix, an edible tape you could use to repair broken food. The prototype was really just a wad of Saran Wrap re-rolled around some gadget from my extensive Lego collection and the ad campaign was pretty rogue.
I had seen enough episodes of Julia Child’s The French Chef to know that Julia had a mischievous spirit and a laissez faire habit of dropping and flinging things around the kitchen, so it was only logical that I would make her my Food Fix spokesperson, and only logical that I would play her in my radio and TV commercials. I’m pretty sure I was the only fourth grader who knew who she was. I’m not even sure Mr. Woolsey, my teacher, had any idea what I was doing.
Fast forward to my life now, as a food writer and recipe developer: I work a lot from home, as I imagine Julia did.
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