Julia Child was born on Aug. 15, 1912, in Pasadena, Calif. Before becoming an authority on French food, she worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, where she met her future husband, Paul Child.
The couple moved to Paris in 1948. Looking for a hobby to fill her spare time, Julia took cooking lessons at the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu. A chance meeting with two Frenchwomen writing a book about French cooking for American housewives led to Julia’s involvement in creating one of the greatest cookbooks ever, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”
The book’s success fostered Julia’s television show, “The French Chef.” With her trademark buoyancy, distinctive voice and love of fine food, Julia warmed the hearts of every American who loves cooking. She passed away on Aug. 13, 2004, but her legacy will live forever. Bon appétit!
We will show the wonderful film, “Julie and Julia” starring Meryl Streep, who was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Mrs. Child, on Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
ANN SNELLGROVE is also celebrating a century this month! This special lady celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 1! Join us at 2 p.m. for some cake and music in the Health Center and wish Ann well!