Quotes by Julia Child [18 Quotes On Food & Cooking]

Quotes by Julia Child

Quotes by Julia Child _TV chef and author Julia Child (born in 1912, in Pasadena, California) – became a household name via the groundbreaking cookbook ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and her popular show ‘The French Chef.’ After attending culinary school in France, she collaborated on the cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which became a bestseller upon its 1961 publication.

Child followed with the launch of The French Chef on the small screen, and she cemented her reputation as an industry icon through additional books and TV appearances, until her death in 2004. She was also the inspiration behind the 2009 film Julie & Julia, which was based on a cooking blog by Julie Powell.

Here are 18 quotes by Julia Child that will give you an appetite for life. Enjoy!

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  1. “The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.”
  2. “Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.”
  3. “You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”
  4. Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvellous time!
  5. Life itself is the proper binge. __ Quotes by Julia Child
  6. People who love to eat are always the best people.
  7. If everything doesn’t happen quite the way you’d like, it doesn’t make too much difference, because you can fix it.
  8. The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.
  9. See, when I flipped it, I didn’t have the courage to do it the way I should’ve. But you can always pick it up, and if you’re alone in the kitchen, who is going to see? But the only way you learn how to flip things is just to flip them. __ Quotes by Julia Child
  10. You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.
  11. A party without cake is just a meeting.
  12. I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food…
  13. Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’! In other words, friendship is the most important thing—not career or housework, or one’s fatigue—and it needs to be tended and nurtured. __ Quotes by Julia Child
  14. If you’re in a good profession, it’s hard to get bored, because you’re never finished — there will always be work you haven’t yet done.
  15. Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
  16. The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
  17. This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!
  18. Tears mess up your makeup.
  19. The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

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