The Gift of Julia Child and a Broken Hot Plate
Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Julia Child
Today is the 100th birthday of Julia Child, a passionate woman who never stopped embracing life. Her love of French cooking led a revolution that changed the male-dominated culinary world forever. Her exuberance and fearlessness brought infinite possibilities to the home cook.
I fell in love with the public, the public fell in love with me, and I tried to keep it that way. Julia Child
Julia was a master at taking whatever life handed her and making it work. Whether it was on television or in life, she was indomitable. That's why I love the above video. It captures a priceless moment between Julia Child and David Letterman, a blow torch and raw meat. This isn't just any cooking demonstration. This is a lesson for living: When life hands you a broken hot plate, keep going, figure it out and come up with "beef tartare au gratin."
When I look at Julia now, I see the gift of that broken hot plate. I see how something special can come out of something that went horribly wrong. I see a woman who never quit because she lived in the moment and found her joy in whatever it brought her.
Julia always made great television. I don't think it was the cooking so much as her spirit, willingness and love of the adventure of it all. Luckily, she shared her joy and passion with all of us. Thank you Julia, and happy, happy birthday!
Life itself is the proper binge. Julia Child
Survival > Existence,