Food lovers the world over adore Julia Child — and as a current student in the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program at Boston University, which Julia co-founded with Jacques Pépin, I can’t help but feel more intimately connected to her now than ever before.
I also recently had the opportunity to learn more about Julia from her personal assistant of nearly 16 years, Stephanie Hersh, a food legend in her own right. You can read the Stephanie Hersh profile (hot off the press today!) on the Gastronomy at BU Blog.
And while you’re at it, check out these fifteen (Get it? Her birthday is August 15!) delightful ways to engage all of the senses in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday today — and everything about her that lives on.
- Read Jacques Pépin’s article on remembering Julia Child in the NY Times
- Read the article, Fond Memories of Julia Child’s Kitchen, from the National Museum of American History blog, written by Julia Child’s niece, Philadelphia Cousins
- Read Marlo Thomas’ article, Bon Appétit! It’s Julia Child’s 100th Birthday, on the Huffington Post Blog, complete with a Life of Julia Child slideshow
Look, Watch, Scroll
- Spend some time taking in PBS’s celebration of Julia Child centenary with exclusive, limited-time-available episodes on PBS Food and TV Marathon
- Check out Cookstr’s Happy 100th, Julia! on Pinterest
- Visit google.com to view the Julia Child birth centenary Google doodle
- Scroll through the images in JC100 on Tumblr
- Listen (and watch) the Julia Child [auto-tune!?] Remix
- Listen (and watch) the PBS tribute video, set to “Sweet Child of Mine“
- Listen to Boston Public Radio’s interview with Jacky Robert, Chef, Petit Robert Bistro, and Russ Morash, Director, “The French Chef”
- Register for the Siting Julia Seminar, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
- Complete every item on Mother Nature Network’s delightful list of 8 ways to honor Julia Child’s 100th birthday
- If you’re in DC, celebrate today at the Smithsonian
- If you’re in Boston, celebrate with the BU MET Programs in Food, Wine & the Arts over the course of two festive evenings—Tuesday, October 2, and Wednesday, November 7
Cook and Eat
- Whether you can book a reservation for Julia Child Restaurant Week, cook one of her recipes, or simply honor her legacy by cooking a delicious meal from scratch, celebrate Julia by cooking and eating something delicious.