Friday, April 3, 2020

In Praise of Julia Child

given by Jacques Pepin and a lot of other famous chefs, all of whom worked with her at one time or another.  She was (rightfully) universally adored by all although Pepin does admit "We fought all of the time!"  And Pepin was 20+ years younger!   He recounts that they would fight over using black or white pepper(depends on the dish I opine) and stealing ingredients from each other's mises on the sly.

They both liked to drink "and we did," says Pepin.  With or without any alcohol as fuel, Pepin has said to many inquiries, "She was exactly the same off camera or on.  She was never pretending."

"Dishing with Julia Child" starts tonight Friday, April 3rd on PBS SoCal at 10 with a back to back episode at 10:30 p.m.

Guest chefs are slated to be Martha Stewart, Eric Ripert, Jose Andres, Rick Bayless and several more.  This is the kind of show that particularly appeals because - let's be frank here - it's a bunch of people criticizing one person - along with some no doubt judiciously chosen praise.  

And a chance to re-visit an old friend.  I look forward to seeing her again.

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