What I've Learned: 25 Witty Quotes from Julia Child

What I've Learned: 25 Witty Quotes from Julia Child

Faith Durand
Aug 30, 2011

"There is nothing worse than grilled vegetables."

"A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe."

"The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time."

Leite's Culinaria recently published these quotes, plus 22 more, from the inestimable Julia Child — all pulled from a single interview. (Wasn't she such a fount of wit and wisdom?)

Come see them all, and add your own favorite Child quotes too.

The quotes in this piece were gathered by Leite editor Renee Schettler Rossi from an Esquire piece written years ago by Mike Sager. This list of Child quotes embodies so much of the energy that made her such a star and lasting inspiration — it's a great read!

Read more: Julia Child Speaks: What I've Learned at Leite's Culinaria

What are your favorite Julia Child quotes? Personally, I remember her sniff (perhaps apocryphal, since I can't find a specific instance anywhere at the moment) at Italian cooking as being merely "shopping." I also love her statement that "You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love." And then there is this classic piece of hilarity:

Julia Child Improvises (With Blowtorch) on Letterman

What about you? Any favorite Julia witticisms?

Related: Julia Child In Your Kitchen! New Posters at The COOP

(Image: via Leite's Culinaria)

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