My Grandfather, and Our Love for Julia

Granddaddy and Julia 013Today is the anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. She means so much to me: her work still inspires me, and she broke ground for all of us who work in food in the media in any capacity, as well. And she was fun! I hope you enjoy this post I wrote about “Dear Julia.”

In Mama Steph's Kitchen

I spent a few hours this morning relaxing after a week full of surprises, challenges, and time spent with some of my absolute favorite women in this world.  I chose to watch Julie & Julia again, as it has been many months since I had done so.  I have to admit that I prefer the parts about the awe-inspiring human being that was Julia Child,  so I skipped over the Julie parts this time.  While I’m happy that things turned out well for Julie,  Julia is the one who inspires and amazes me.

I feel a strong connection to Julia. Have I mentioned that to you  before? I remember being at my grandfather’s house (we called him Granddaddy) and smelling foreign scents coming out of his little kitchen and wondering what he could possibly be making! Mama’s kitchen smelled variously of fried chicken, cabbage, fried Gulf shrimp, and baking biscuits. …

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