Because today is Julia Child's 100th birthday, and the American History Museum is celebrating all day long. It would be wrong of me to miss this opportunity, especially considering one of my posts was featured yesterday in a special tribute to Julia.
Last night, as I was driving home from a friend's house, I realized that this year is a momentous one for so many reasons. Not only is it the year of Julia's 100th birthday, it's also Oreo's 100th birthday. And the Titanic's 100th birthday.
The irony: For a good portion of my life, I have been more than slightly obsessed with the three above-mentioned centenarians. The proof? I've made beef Bourguignon twice in the past three months, I have a half eaten package of limited-edition birthday cake Oreos sitting on my counter right now, and I have a copy of the full transcripts of the Titanic disaster hearings sitting on my bookshelf.
This further convinces me that in a past life, I was indeed a pastry chef on board the doomed Titanic, specializing in innovative chocolate sandwich cookies.
To commemorate this occasion, I've decided to compile a list of my Julia-inspired posts for you to peruse at your pleasure. Because if there's anything we learned from Julia, it's to take time to enjoy the pleasures in life.
Happy Birthday, Julia:
- Three Things I've Learned From Julia Child - With video!
- I Heart The Library - Bet you can guess why…
- Breaking in the Le Creuset with Julia - What better way is there to christen a fancy piece of cookware?
- Experience: Beef Bourguignon - A visual guide to one of her most popular recipes
Bon appet-Eat well.
P.S. Thanks to Jill for the tip about the Google Doodle for today: