Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy 100th, Julia!

This spring and summer I watched a lot of old Julia Child episodes. The omelette episode definitely transformed my life.
Ewelia Child available in my Cocoastomp Etsy Shop!

Not because she serves rosé with her omelette lunches, a mind-bogglingly French luxury, and not because her simple technique using three ingredients turned me from an omelette hater into an omelette evangelist. Julia's omelettes take only 30 seconds to make, but in doing some research on Julia, she probably spent 17 hours practicing for that simple dish and show, making sure she had squeezed every possible insight and benefit out of herself in order to share the world's greatest omelette making show ever with her audience.

I love how hard Julia worked to master her art and I love how her personality shines through in everything she did. She's a hero, I'm slapping some chicken around tonight in her honor.

To celebrate her birthday, check out these lovely Julia Child picture books: Minette's Feast by Susanna Reich and Amy Bates; Bon Appetit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland.

And if you need some Julia on your wall, I am happy to offer Ewelia Child prints in my Etsy shop (may I make a sheep dip recipe joke here?) Now through August 31st, use the coupon code JULIA100 to receive free shipping on any items in my Etsy shop.

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