With Julia Child’s would-be 100th birthday quickly approaching, the Cook Editors at The Daily Meal are in search for all things Child. Recently, we turned our attention to one of our favorite social media platforms – Pinterest – to do some digging, and we were really impressed with what we found. Just as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of Pinterest and Child, there’s about 100,000,000 of them all in tribute to her. Here are some of our favorite Julia Child moments on Pinterest.
This Julia Child pin board we found has an assorted collection of our favorite memories of her, some of which we had forgotten we had. You’ll hear her voice as you read over popular quotes from her like “you’re the boss of that dough,” smile in memory of her and Paul when you see their 1956 Valentine’s Day Card, and salivate at images of her boeuf bourguignon. We like this board because it’s a well-balanced presentation of Child and her effect on our lives.
We love this caricature pin of Child, and this one brings a smile to our face as we recall that infamous episode with Child and the goose. This pin reminds us of when a drawing of Child made the cover of Time Magazine (and informed some of us young folk that it even happened), and this one inspires us to incorporate her into some of our daily cookware.
Lastly, our favorite and most inspiring Julia Child Pinterest moment is this board created by Les Dames d’Escoffier. Created in celebration of her 100th birthday, it has already been a huge success considering they have far exceeded their goal of 100 pins by August 15th. We love it because everyone has shared personal memories of theirs with Julia, including moments with her in her kitchen to pictures of her holding their baby. It’s a cherished collection that reminds us that she was not only a cooking icon for all of us, but a loving person and a cherished friend to many.
We’re constantly adding to our collection of memories of Child, and we’ve started our own board in her honor, to showcase The Daily Meal’s coverage of her and to share our favorite recollections of her. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.