Friday, August 7, 2009

Julia Child - November, 2001

With the opening, this weekend, of the movie Julie & Julia, attention turns to the late Julia Child and her contribution to food, cooking and simply the culinary life of America.  Michael Pollan captured much of the impact of that contribution in his recent N.Y. Times Magazine article. 

Back in November 2001, shortly before she would turn 90 years old and two years before her death, I had the chance to host a frail Julia Child in my studio, in connection with the opening of COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.  Even with the advance of age, her voice was as strong as ever and her ideas and views lucid and honest as always.  

To mark this attention focused on Julia this week, my conversation with her, from November, 2001.      Powered by

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