Thoughts by Julia Child

Thoughts by Julia Child:


You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.


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


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

No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.


A party without cake is really just a meeting.


It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about – enjoying things.


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?


The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.


Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.


We ought to enjoy our food, we ought to take time and care and prepare it correctly, and we ought to have fun doing it and make it a communal event.