In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, here are my top 10 favorite quotes of hers. Many of these are from My Life in France, which, if you haven’t read, it absolutely must go to the top of your list. Absolutement!
“Life itself is the proper binge.”
“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit. ”
“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.”
“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake.”
“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you'll have a marvelous time!”
“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
"Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe."
“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”