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Happy Birthday Julia!

Julia Child Sketch - Peter Emmerich


Happy Birthday Julia Child!  

Julia Child would have been 101 today.  I discovered this wonderful sketch by Peter Emmerich that you see here.  Click on his name to see all of his amazing art work.

Ms. Child has been a large influence on not only my cooking, but so many others.  In honor of her birthday, here are a few of my favorite quotes from Julia Child.

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

“Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”

“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?”


13 comments on “Happy Birthday Julia!

  1. the Painted Apron
    August 15, 2013

    Hilarious, I do love JC!! Have you ever heard of Graham Kerr? He was very hilarious also, loved his wine while he cooked!! Fun post Kenley!

  2. Pillows A-La-Mode
    August 15, 2013

    Love that sketch! My favorite Julia quote is, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” 🙂

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    August 15, 2013

    I adore that sketch. What a nice tribute.

  4. tinywhitecottage
    August 15, 2013

    A great post. Wow…101. Love your favorite quotes too.

  5. apuginthekitchen
    August 15, 2013

    The drawing is wonderful and Julia is my kitchen idol. Love the quotes too!

  6. Pride in Photos Photography
    August 15, 2013

    What an adorable sketch of her!!! She was a very wise woman with her words.

  7. Anika Kohon
    August 15, 2013

    Thank you for introducing me to Peter Emmerich! I LOVE his work!!! Another one of my favorite quotes is, “It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.”

  8. Fae's Twist & Tango
    August 15, 2013

    101? Wow! I love her quotes! 😀 )))

  9. Alicia Jay
    August 15, 2013

    Hahaha, the last one is probably the most reflective of my cooking. Julia is a wonderful inspiration for home and hospitality!

  10. now at home mom
    August 15, 2013

    love this one! 🙂 I can’t believe she would’ve been 101 today! 🙂

  11. gentlestitches
    August 16, 2013

    I think people who love to cook have been touched by a divine spark and are in the same league as midwives and those who grow and understand herbs. XX

  12. That last quote is awesome. She was such a funny (and talented) lady! What a wonderful homage to her life, Kenley.

  13. Fig & Quince
    August 16, 2013

    such an awesome lady. love the illustration you used. cool tribute!

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