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Julia Child Quotes and Biography

Julia Child Biography

  • Full name: Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams), known as Julia Child
  • Born: August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California
  • Died: August 13, 2004 in Montecito, California
  • Julia Child was an American chef, cookbook author and TV personality. She was famous for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1.
  • She hosted a series of TV programs. The most well known show was The French Chef which premiered in 1963.
  • Her autobiography is called: My Life in France

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Julia Child Quotes

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”

Julia Child

“A party without cake is just a meeting”

Julia Child

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

Julia Child

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”

Julia Child

This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!

Julia Child

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex”

Julia Child

“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”

Julia Child

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”

Julia Child

…nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.

Julia Child

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Child

“Fat gives things flavor.”

Julia Child

It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.

Julia Child

“You are the butter to my bread,and the breath to my life.”

Julia Child

“Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’! In other words, friendship is the most important thing–not career or housework, or one’s fatigue–and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”

Julia Child

“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.”

Julia Child

“We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.”

Julia Child

“Upon reflection, I decided I had three main weaknesses: I was confused (evidenced by a lack of facts, an inability to coordinate my thoughts, and an inability to verbalize my ideas); I had a lack of confidence, which cause me to back down from forcefully stated positions; and I was overly emotional at the expense of careful, ‘scientific’ thought. I was thirty-seven years old and still discovering who I was.”

Julia Child,
From: My Life in France

“Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”

Julia Child,
Mastering the Art of French Cooking

“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!”

Julia Child,
My Life in France

“Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life.”

Julia Child

“I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it — and, more important, I like to give it.”

Julia Child

“Always remember: 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

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

Julia Child

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