Happy 100th, Julia!

One-hundred years ago today a culinary pioneer was born in California. Julia Child was never one of the glamorous women who grace the sets of the Food Network today — she wasn’t beautiful like Giada, refined like Sandra or petite like Rachael. But she believed in the importance of her craft, the joy of sharing with others and never let anyone tell her what she should do with her life.

Her recipes and her personality have transcended generations and she forged a path for women in the culinary world that will never been forgotten. I will forever share her love of French cuisine, cookbooks and butter.

So cheers to Julia and all that she has given us — Bon Appetit!

Image and video via PBS (Okay, so the video is completely ridiculous but I love the part where they remix the sound of her chopping with her knife!)

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