The famous Julia Child

Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

Age: Died at 92 (1912-2004)
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
Nationality: United States of America
Profession: Cook, Copywriter, TV Chef, Author, + more

Some fascinating facts about Julia:

  • She met the inventor of the Caesar Salad when she was a kid
  • She was a spy during World War II
  • She helped develop a shark repellent for the navy
  • She was a terrible cook well into her 30s
  • It took her 9 years to write and publish her first cookbook
  • She got famous by beating eggs on Boston public television
  • She survived breast cancer
  • She was the first woman inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Fame
  • She earned the highest civilian honors from the US and France

Julia Child was much more than just a bestselling cookbook, author, and chef. She was a strong woman who accepted challenges and never gave up on her dreams. She is an example to all women out there who so wrongly feel that they are less or insignificant to society.

Happy Women’s Day. Be proud. Be strong.

Author: Joseph Noujaim
Chef & Culinary Consultant