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Monday 22 September 2014

20 of Julia Child’s inspirational kitchen quotes

Published 13/08/2014 | 15:27

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circa 1965:  American chef Julia Child stands in front of a countertop, holding a whisk and a ladle by a mixing bowl, possibly on the set of her television series, 'The French Chef'.  (Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images)
circa 1965: American chef Julia Child stands in front of a countertop, holding a whisk and a ladle by a mixing bowl, possibly on the set of her television series, 'The French Chef'. (Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images)
A portrait of the American chef Julia Child (1912 - 2004) shows her standing with a cut of meat in her kitchen, late 20th century. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)
A portrait of the American chef Julia Child (1912 - 2004) shows her standing with a cut of meat in her kitchen, late 20th century. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)

On the tenth anniversary of her death, take a look at the American chef’s everlasting words of kitchen wisdom.

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It has been ten years since the death of renowned American chef Julia Child whose myriad of cookery books continue to inspire aspiring cooks the world over. Here are 20 of her most inspiring quotes.

 

"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate."

 

"I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food..."

 

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

 

"People who love to eat are always the best people."

 

"There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry."

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"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."

 

"Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you'll have a marvelous time!"

 

"A party without cake is really just a meeting."

 

"Tears mess up your makeup."

 

"With enough butter, anything is good."

 

"The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile."

 

"Everything in moderation…including moderation."

 

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach and use your head."

 

"Every woman should have a blowtorch."

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"Life itself is the proper binge."

 

"The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook."

 

"As you get older, you shouldn't waste time drinking bad wine."

 

"Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy."

 

"It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions."

 

"Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?"

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