I recorded a special about Julia Child on PBS last week and just got around to watching it last night. The documentary did a good job highlighting her career but one TV show clip had me sitting in rapt attention. I found a similar clip on YouTube to share with you.

Julia Child shows how to make an omelette on a crappy electric stove like mine, with a Teflon pan and two eggs in 20 seconds flat! Just awesome!


  1. Brad said,

    March 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Dude! She rocks.

  2. drfugawe said,

    March 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I love that woman! Here she is at her fumbly/bumbly best – I think it’s this quality that endeared her to the American public – she never tried to cover her bumbles, and in fact insisted that they were all part of the process for all cooks.

    But my absolute favorite Julia quote has always been, “If you don’t want to use butter, you do have an alternative, you know – you can use heavy cream instead!”

    Beautiful! And missed.

    • Mimi said,

      March 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

      I saw the clip where she said to use heavy cream. That was great!

      I had never seen the shows she did with Jacques Pepin. It was amusing to see how shocked he was by how much butter she used for everything.

      Perhaps Julia can put the saturated fat debate to rest? She looked pretty healthy all the way up to 91 years of age!

  3. Natashya said,

    March 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Yay butter! I’m with you – real food doesn’t kill people, food products do.

  4. Joanne said,

    March 21, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Hey chica! I didn’t realize you worked for PBS. How cool. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for you 😛

    Go Julia! And butter! I’m slowly coming to terms with eating it in mass amounts. Everything in moderation!

  5. Jeanne said,

    March 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Amazing! I’ve definitely been overcooking my omelettes.

  6. Andreas said,

    March 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Just goes to show that the cook is always the limiting factor, never the available equipment.

    And she’s been using chopsticks in the sixties. (??)
    Seems to me quite ahead of her time.

  7. Sandra said,

    March 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love Julia… what an inspiration. She makes everything look so easy! YUM!

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