"I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an OK person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important." — Julia Child
If you haven’t heard of Julia Child, you must never have set foot in your kitchen. Or someone else’s kitchen. Or a bookstore, really.
But just in case, we’ll give you a short summary. Julia Child was far more than a great female chef. She began cooking in her 30s, and soon learned that her life’s work was to be far greater than cooking for herself — she taught the world what it was to love the culinary arts and, in the process, coined some of the most endearing, and hilarious, sayings in our repertoire. Spontaneous and authentic, Julia Child is not soon to be forgotten.
In honor of the 100th birthday of one of the most adventurous women in the kitchen’s history, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite quotes from Child's mouth. Bon appétit, indeed.
Daisy Melamed is a freelance writer based out of New York City, and also writes for the New York Daily News and New York Magazine, among others.