I honestly don't think it's possible to look at photos of Julia Child cracking up in the kitchen and not feel better about life. Her enthusiasm was — is! — infectious, and these photos prove it. Whether wielding a large knife over a row of chickens, or gleefully cutting into a fish the size of her torso, you know in those moments there was nowhere else she'd rather be. Cooking is supposed to be fun, people! And Julia would never want us to forget it.
I'm not exactly sure what she is eating here (a cake? with lobster?), but she's making me believe it's the best thing that's ever happened.
Woo-hoo! It's hammertime!
Basting a turkey is marvelous. And she is marvelous.
Those chickens don't know what's coming.
Julia, I believe, I BELIEVE in the power of whisking. And I, too, will now dance around the kitchen with an oversized spoon.
Look how happy she looks with a whisk and ladle! This is a woman who loved her tools.
Huge fish + huge knife + huge smile = best thing ever.
And, she loved bread. A woman truly after my own heart.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.