Today Julia Child would have been 100 years old. And can you just imagine what a feisty gourmet she would have been in her triple digits! We make recipes from her cookbook all the time (the only thing that hasn’t worked yet is mayonnaise, it just refuses to come together), but what I love most about her isn’t her food, it’s that she didn’t even start cooking until she was 36 years old. At a time when everyone makes it seem like you had better know what you want to do with the rest of your days by the time you’re 15, Julia is my proof that one can be extraordinary in more than one career per lifetime. I can’t wait to learn even more about her from Dearie.
Speaking of incredible, inspirational women, I can’t believe we will never be lucky enough to watch another Nora Ephron movie. My list of favorites is full of her creations, I just hope she knew how much her humor and talent meant to so many of us. I haven’t had a chance to read I Remember Nothing yet, so I think now is good time for a little dose of Nora. Actually it’s always a good time for a little dose of Nora.
Both Julia and Nora are on my list of people I would invite to a fantasy dinner, but since that dinner will never be I’m excited to read Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings. I’m particularly excited to be a fly on the wall for the meeting of Salvador Dali and Sigmund Freud, I can only imagine that the conversation was very interesting.
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