A party without cake is really just a meeting.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th. Due to the current situation, and as of recently, that doesn’t necessarily mean some pandemic thingy, I am not incredibly inspired to post cute kitschy stuff… Let’s keep it light for today and take it from there.
Julia Child is joining the party. The famous Chef and TV personality showed people, that it is totally OK to make mistakes when cooking. Child joined the Office of Strategic Services in 1942, where she started as a typist and was later involved in the development of a shark repellent. Apparently it was a bit of a nuisance that curious sharks kept dying, while the explosives were really meant for German submarines. Rumors go, the concoction she cooked up is still in use today. Later, she lived with her husband in post-war France and attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary school.
She was co-author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, published in 1961, which is still in print today. She moved on to teach cooking and became a well-loved figure on American television. Back in the days her TV shows aired uncut, which left out no blunders. Therefore, Child appeared very relatable to housewives of the time. She was a true icon. As a fun fact, her kitchen is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
Have a good start to your week!
As they said in the good old times, let them eat cake.