Daily Prompt~ My Hero

Daily Prompt: My Hero!

by michelle w. on December 9, 2012

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.

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35 thoughts on “Daily Prompt~ My Hero

  1. Very nice, Julie. I had her cookbook at one time, and the first thing I made from it was French Onion Soup. It was great. I love to cook, but I don’t take the time to try new things very much any more. Hope your cookie baking marathon goes well today.

    • oh yeah, much better. Making all the dough first, then will bake it and finish after I clean up the bulk of the mess. The tea and the hot bath made all the difference. I just have to remember not to overdo it when I feel good. Damn back.

      Hope to post my advice column today too. Have a handful of great letters to answer.

  2. Julie, You inspire me every day I talk or ‘read’ with you. And I’m lucky enough to be your sister, too. You are such a blessing in my life.

    Love, Suzy

  3. This makes me want to reblog a post about my dad, greatest man I know, but agreed it is kinda like cheating. I’ll dig deeper and extend my hero worshiping search. See what I come up with.

  4. I really need to see that movie and then to read more about her. I’m almost 30 and feel like I haven’t done anything yet and often I wonder if I should just suck it up and get a “whatever” job instead of going back to school (again). But if she can do it at 36, surely I can do it at 30! Thanks for writing about her, I definitely need to read more about her. Any books you suggest? Thanks :)

    Here is my post: http://christinadesignsart.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/pad-my-hero/

    • Start with My Life In France. It’s delightful. Then Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. It’s so well written, it reads like much more than a cookbook. It oozes Julia’s wit and wisdom.

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