It took years of writing, testing and rewriting. She was rejected more than once by American publishers, but bravely pressed on.
Julia squashed stuffy, snooty attitudes and helped each of us to believe in possibilities... the possibility that we too could have a chef's hand and a critic's palate.
She modeled a belief of never losing your passion for good taste...no matter your age, your location or your circumstance.
Happy birthday, dear girl... Je vous adore.
"... thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – toujours bon appétit!" -Julia, My Life in France