Monday, August 13, 2012
My Julia Moment
In the 80's Julia came to San Diego to a benefit for the UCSD Medical Center auxiliary and I was privileged to be able to attend the sessions. The sessions were held in a cavernous auditorium, and she would wander around the stage, dissing the butter that was given to her (too much water for the puff pastry she was making) and say how much she loved California. I was star struck.....here was Julia, my Julia from WGBH in my home town of Boston in my adopted hometown of San Diego....it didn't get much better than that...or so I thought.
I'm sorry she's gone for many reasons, but the most important reason is that she taught people about food; no one on television is her equal when it comes to teaching you about cooking and ingredients, and that's a shame.
Happy 100th birthday Julia, you are missed.