This lady means a lot to many millions of people, but she means a lot to me as well. In 2004 I was wondering whether or not I should apply to French school to learn about baking. I asked for a sign and Julia Child died on my birthday, August 13, 2004. I could not have had a more significant sign than this. I applied, wrote my essay on why I wanted to attend the prestigious L’Academie de Cuisine, just outside of Washington, D.C. then I crossed my fingers.
I went on my formal interview with Chef Francois Dinot, LAC owner and legendary French Chef, and was accepted to attend their French Pastry Arts Course. I figured out the financing and other capital and everything fell into place. I am glad I asked for a sign and I think about this lovely woman many times throughout the year.
I wrote another post about her today as well, and I invite you to read it. Still she influences and urges me and millions alike when we watch her PBS videos. Bon Appetit and Bon Anniversaire Dear Julia Child!