Brilliant Google Doodle for Julia Child's 100th Birthday
The Joy of Julia
"In the celestial pot au feu, time, culture and serendipity have combined to produce a scrumptious dish of Julia Child on what would have been her 100th birthday.
You can just imagine Child’s delight watching herself portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film Julie and Julia. Streep does Child with the earthy sophistication that Child did brussels sprouts. She rhapsodizes over butter, merrily whisks cream into cumulus clouds and gives raspberries to the snooty Cordon Bleu bitch who says she - who would become one of the world’s most renowned chefs - has no talent.
Without intending to do much more than share her joy of French food, Child changed our world and, in her 91 years, lived to witness her own influence. She wasn’t the first to star in a television cooking show, but she was the only one who came to her double ovens with a clandestine back story, having worked for the OSS and developed anti-shark recipes to protect underwater ordnance. To watch her make an omelette was a revelation: not only that a few elemental ingredients - eggs, butter, salt, pepper and heat - could result in something so sublime, but that the woman herself was a work of wondrous simplicity and taste. ....."
A step back in time to the 1970's as Julia Child prepares 'boeuf bourguignon'.