Julia Child was a chef, teacher, author, and statuesque television personality that transformed American cooking. Her popular television show introduced gourmet French meals to kitchens across the country. Her innovative cuisine, unique techniques and iconic dishes are still popular today. Her passion, commitment, and joy for French foods, along with her infectious wit and humor made her a household name.
To celebrate Julia Child’s unique personality and sense of humor, a notecard deck with four iconic quotes that are equal parts funny, empowering, bold, and cheerful, has been released for die-hard fans. The envelope designs feature stills from her famed TV show and capture the immense joie de vivre she brought to her work and her audiences.
The kitchen design of the box pays homage to Child’s groundbreaking first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the collection includes a folded insert with a biography and additional information that puts her contributions in context. The set is the first title in a special collaboration with the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and the Smithsonian.
A year after the publication of her first book, Child appeared on the Boston public television station WGBH, demonstrating how to cook an omelet. Her good-natured enthusiasm, warbling voice, and unpretentious approach made a huge impression on all and soon she was offered a cooking show of her own.
Julia Child died in 2004 at the age of ninety-one. When asked about her guilty pleasures, she always replied, “I don’t have any guilt.” Her humor stayed with her all her life. And now we can enjoy some of her humor in these notecards inspired by her unceasing wit. Her legacy will carry on generation after generation!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to faciliate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.