Many of us talked a few years ago about Julie & Julia – the book and subsequent movie – as teaching us more about Julia Child’s life… which I personally loved.
However, here is a fact of the day for you:
Before becoming a famous chef, Julia Child helped concoct a recipe for shark repellent. As an employee of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, Child and a team of agents developed a coating for underwater explosives that kept sharks from bumping into them and accidentally setting them off.
Isn’t that so neat? I love factoids like that.One of my personal favorites is when she roasts chickens on the show. For some reason it always leaves me in stitches![Quote source: PageADay from Workman Publishing; Images originally from WGBH-TV (PBS Boston where Julia had her The French Chef show)]
6 thoughts on “Julia Child”
She was a lady of many talents! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
i find her so interesting. i got her cook book for my 30th birthday and have yet to cook anything from it. however, i hope to have a lot of the recipes checked off by the time i hit 40!
Leslie – you are so welcome! I love this random fact!
Amy – I got her cookbook for my 21st and I love it too. So many people say pretty negative things about it – but the food is wonderful – deliciousness is all about moderation, right?
I watch old episodes of The French Chef on my laptop. I love her!
My friend said to me: “I saw a movie that is perfect to you”! She had reason, I loved the movie! And it is good to know some random fact about Julia!!!