Tell us about your hero.
Those of you who’ve been with me a long time already know who my hero is, as I wrote a post in honor of her 100th Birthday. For those of you who may have missed it, you may read it if you wish by clicking HERE. I was tempted to just re-post it, but that would be cheating.
My hero is none other than the adorable and beloved Julia Child. She was and remains an inspiration to millions of cooks, chefs, foodies and late bloomers of all kinds. She has inspired me in many ways that reach much farther than the kitchen.
Too tall, too dorky, told what to be, and still marching to the beat of her own drum until she found her passion and her calling. And boy did she run with it. Not even learning to cook until she was 36 years old, she became THE source for making food fabulous for a generation stuck in TV-dinner and canned food purgatory.
She was the cheekiest of Divas! Never admit your failure! Just keep acting fabulous and wow your guests with the conversation. Her personality was the most lovable thing about her, and I really enjoy watching episodes of The French Chef now, since I was too young to appreciate them when they were new.
She has inspired me to be brave in the kitchen and in other areas. Just because you don’t know how to do something, you shouldn’t let it stop you -is the message of hers that I carry with me. Drawing on this inspiration has helped me try many new things, including learning how to use a few scary power tools to work on my house and its contents, make my own wedding gown, and of course write this blog. She was the supreme queen of Fake It Till You Make it, and with Julia’s help, I hope to get it right one day, this thingy called “life” I’m doing.