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Julia Carolyn Child was born on August 15 1912, and became one of the most well-known American chefs, TV personalities, and cookbook authors of her time.
She lived an amazing life full of adventure, success, and plenty of food.
Child acted as a government spy during World War 2, and developed a shark repellent for the Navy. Later in life, she became a breast cancer survivor.
Julia Child is best known for her cookbooks, which made French cooking accessible to all.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking was first published in 1961 and its huge success led to Julia being given her own TV show. The French Chef was one of the first cooking shows on American television, and through it viewers got to know Julia, her cooking, and her amazing personality.
One of the most inspiring things about Julia Child is that she was a terrible cook well into her thirties. She had no natural talent for cooking, and freely admitted she was a disaster in the kitchen until she started attending classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Before she married her husband Paul, Julia ate frozen dinners as her attempts at cooking led to oven fires and an exploded ducks.
Despite a rocky start, she built a legacy as one of the most influential chefs ever, and an inspiration to future aspiring chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Alex Guarnechelli. She is proof that you can create a new career from a passion, whatever your age!
So here are the most memorable Julia Child quotes about food, life, and finding your passion.
Julia Child Quotes
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Julia Child quotes and feel closer to your passion today!
*This post was originally published on Aug 15, 2018, and updated with new information on April 2, 2020.