Julia Child Quotes



Best 20 Quotes by Julia Child

“A cookbook is only as good as its worst recipe.”

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”

“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.”

“I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.”

“I just hate health food.”

“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”

“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 done.”

“Life itself is the proper binge.”

“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”

“Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.”

“Nouvelle cuisine is so beautifully arranged on the plate. You know someone’s fingers have been all over it.”

“Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?”

“Tears mess up your make-up.”

“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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“Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.

The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

Oh, I'll accomodate them, I'll rummage around for something to feed them, for a 'vegetarian plate', if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”


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“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”

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