One of the many great accomplishments awarded to Julia Child was her ability to do food demonstrations on live television. 50 years later we still follow her recipe for success. Given a short time segment during the morning news Julia came prepared with her dishes in various stages of preparation, walking the host and viewers through the steps of making the dish to completion where she and the host would share a few bites of the finished product. Child's 1961 cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" became the New York Times #1 seller, 48 years after it was published.
We're certainly glad Julia chose to follow her stomach and her heart. Transforming the way America ate, supermarkets were forced to meet the demands of housewives suddenly demanding such exotic items as "escarole" and "olive oil". Changing the way women thought about cooking and taking the mystery out of the task of cooking, Julia inspired an entire generation to create wonderful meals for their families. We too are inspired by Julia and traveled to the Smithsonian in Washington DC to view her kitchen, own several tattered copies of her cookbooks, and follow her motto, "Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun" Julia Child.