I LOVE food. And wine. And beer. Really anything culinary. I used to cook all the time, now I much prefer others to do the cooking for me, and just enjoy the benefits.
When Julie & Julia came out, it was the first time I had really been exposed to Julia Child, and I was instantly in love. Of course, I love Meryl Streep, but there was something about that big, boistrous cook who just drew me in. What is it about Julia that we all love so much? Her voice? Her laugh?
I think it’s her passion. That woman just plain loved food. And she wanted all of us to love it too. And because she was doing something she loved, it rang out in everything she did. I wish I would have been around to watch her show On Air, but I’ll settle for old YouTube videos now and then, and reading her memoirs. My Life in France might have to be a reread pretty soon.