17 years after her death, Julia Child remains one of the biggest icons of the culinary world. Today is what would be her 109th birthday and in honor of the “Queen of French Cuisine,” we’re spreading more of her beautiful wisdom with these five quotes.
Whether you’re a beginner cook, a seasoned chef, or just someone who loves a good meal, you’re sure to gobble up these tasty tidbits of advice for life in the kitchen and beyond.
Potato chips were made by accident. So were popsicles! Plenty of great dishes have been the result of happy accidents. As Child illustrates, the secret to creating a good meal is having fun with it. Don’t be afraid to mess up because you might end up with something better than you could have ever imagined.
This is great advice for any career or passion you choose to pursue. Life’s too short to spend it doing something you don’t enjoy. If there’s something that interests you, develop those skills and see where it takes you – you might be surprised where you end up.
This quote illustrates Child’s fiery personality but has some real sentiment behind it. Here Child encourages women to have confidence in the kitchen and in life. The professional chef world is dominated by men but her own success story is proof that anyone can make it if they try hard enough.
Knowledge is the key to growth. Once you master the basics in the kitchen, you have freedom to explore and use those techniques to create new dishes. The same proves true in life. The more you know, the more things you can experiment and try new new things.
As the last quote also illustrates, knowledge no matter how small is never wasted. You never know what knowledge might come in handy when faced with a new or challenging situation. So learn all you can and savor every moment of it.
We at Bookstr hope you found these quotes filling! If you’re craving more check out these food-related articles