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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Quotes from Julia Child

 

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces -- just good food from fresh ingredients.

Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?

If you're afraid of butter, use cream.

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.

I just hate health food.

You can always judge the quality of a cook or a restaurant by roast chicken ... We never seem to tire of chicken in our house, even though I have fed my husband upon it for weeks, even months at a time … I can go on eating chicken forever.

The French are interested in vegetables as food rather than as purely nutrient objects valuable for their vitamins and minerals.

With enough butter, anything is good.

Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.

Never name a dish before you serve it. Your souffle falls in the oven? You’re now serving Fallen Souffle.

A party without cake is really just a meeting.

(Two of my favorites, so I’ll rerun them): 

How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?

It's so beautifully arranged on the plate — you know someone's fingers have been all over it.

(Quick and pretty – sliced papaya with half a kiwi and mint.
Be sure to peel both fruits.)

4 comments:

  1. I love Julia Child! She's my inspiration in the kitchen. I read her autobiography and couldn't put it down. She seemed very down to earth and would have been fun to be around. Another quote of her's I like is "Those who love to eat are always the best people."

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the quotes. She had a great way of putting things. :-)

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  2. What wonderful quotes!! The quote below really made me laugh, how true!!

    "A party without cake is really just a meeting".

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them. It was fun collecting some for this post. :-)

      I like "cake" of some sort at parties too. :-)

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