Born 105 years ago on August 15, 1912, American chef Julia Child discovered her love for the culinary arts at the age of 32. From there she offered the American public her take on French cuisine in an approachable manner, first through her famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and then through her various television cooking programs that started from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Here are some of her most delicious quotes:
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake.
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
Life itself is the proper binge.
I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.
Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe.
A party without cake is just a meeting.
I think every woman should have a blowtorch.
People who love to eat are always the best people.
It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions.
There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry.
With enough butter, anything is good.
Everything in moderation…including moderation.