If she were still alive today, she'd be 100 years old.
Happy Birthday, Julia Child!
As I begin (in less than two weeks) this journey into the Culinary Arts, I've named her my inspiration. Because...I did some research and found out that she attended cooking school in Paris sometime in 1949 or 1950...which places her...
...right around the age of 37 or 38.
Holy vache. I myself am around that same age. She did exactly what I am doing now. And look at what she did!
Also, she's famously quoted, and a couple of them strike at the heart of the matter.
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”