Today is a special day in Cambridge – it’s Julia Child’s centennial! There are several articles in the New York Times, celebrating her birth. “The Gifts She Gave” is about Child’s most popular recipes still used today. “Memories of a Friend, Sidekick, and Foil” is chef Jacques Pépin’s story of Julia. Her obituary is also prominently featured: “The French Chef for a Jello-O Nation.”
If you want to explore Julia’s kitchen (which was donated to the Smithsonian), check out this great site: http://americanhistory.si.edu/juliachild/
If you want to dig deeper into the life of Julia Child, explore the Schlesinger Library’s special online exhibit in honor of her centennial. (The Schlesinger has her papers!) Radcliffe is also hosting a one-day symposium on Julia on September 21. It looks fantastic!