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Friday, March 9, 2012

Julia Child

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 comments:

  1. She was a lady of many talents! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. 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!

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  3. Leslie - you are so welcome! I love this random fact!

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  4. 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?

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  5. I watch old episodes of The French Chef on my laptop. I love her!

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  6. 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!!!

    Happy Easter,
    Cri.

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