Thoughts by Julia Child

Thoughts by Julia Child:

 

People who love to eat are always the best people.

 

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

 

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

 

The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken.

 

How lovely life can be if one takes time to be friendly.

 

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

 

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

 

Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.

 

Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.

 

I think every woman should have a blowtorch.

 

Nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.

 

To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating.

 

This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!