This day 100 years ago on August 15, 1912 the world was graced with the birth of Julia Child! One of America’s culinary geniuses.
Julia was an early influence on my culinary endeavors, she inspired me with her “French Chef” cooking show on PBS, in fact, she is who inspired me to explore cooking at home at an early age, and I eventually became famous for my French Omelets. You can read more on “How an omelet changed my life”.
I had the pleasure of meeting Julia and working with her during a Macy’s cooking demonstration event at the New Orleans Centre shopping mall in 1991. At the time I was the Food and Nutrition Director at the Rehabilitation Institute of New Orleans (RINO) at F. Edward Hebert Hospital in Algiers (New Orleans), Louisiana. Other chefs at this event included the late Jamie Shannon then chef at Commander’s Palace, Frank Brigtsen chef and owner of Brigtsen’s Restaurant, Chef T. Walden, and several apprentice chefs who assisted us in preparation for the demonstrations. The photo below was taken in one of the meeting rooms before the event, I am standing second from the left and just behind Jamie Shannon.
Happy Birthday Julia!
All our love!