I just finished reading this nice article in the Times about Julia’s life and career, and she is one more person I wish I were old enough to fully appreciate. I always knew her as that funny old lady that guest stars on people’s cooking programs and drinks the sherry, but she was awesome in so many ways.
She refused to take her cooking program to a major network, being a true believer in public television. She also refused to endorse any product ever during the course of her life and would sue restaurants if they tried to claim they were among her favorites. Plus she supported Planned Parenthood and one year sent a Valentine’s Day card to her friends with a photo of her and her husband in the bathtub together! Maybe I’ll buy this DVD and relive the magic that happened before I was born.