Posted by: gdevi | August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Happy Birthday to Julia Child, an inspiration to chefs everywhere, and for whom no order was too tall.

In your honor, Julia, here is the sonnet your husband wrote for you in 1961. We don’t know about your bottom, your legs and your sheer delight, but everything else is totally true!

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Birthday 1961

O Julia, Julia, cook and nifty wench,
Whose unsurpassed quenelles and hot souffles,
Whose English, Norse and German, and whose French,
Are all beyond my piteous powers to praise —
Whose sweetly rounded bottom and whose legs,
Whose gracious face, whose nature temperate,
Are only equalled by her scrambled eggs:

Accept from me, your ever-loving mate,
This acclamation shaped in fourteen lines
Whose inner truth belies its outer sight;
For never were there foods, nor were there wines
Whose flavor equals yours for sheer delight.
O luscious dish! O gustatory pleasure!
You satisfy my taste buds beyond measure.

PAUL CHILD

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