21 Best Chef Julia Child Quotes

In the previous posts in this category. we have curated a list of the 21 best Chef Thomas Keller and 21 Chef Wolfgang Puck quotes. In today’s post, we are happy to present you the 21 best Chef Julia Child quotes.

As usual, we have given you 11 fun facts about Chef Julia Child. so that those who don’t know about this legendary chef can understand who she was. And after that, we have given our curated list of the 21 best Chef Julia Child quotes.

11 Fun facts about chef Julia Child

1. She published her first cookbook when she was 49 years old.

It’s never too late to publish your first cookbook. Her first cookbook was about Mastering the art of French Cooking.

2. She was a basketball Player during her college years at Smiths College.

She was very tall as per girls’ standards. She was 6 feet 2 inches tall. She was naturally an athlete growing up.

3. She Became interested in food when she was living in China.

While she was living with her family. Meals mostly came from their freezer or can. while working in China, she got introduced to Asian cuisine. In Asian cuisines meals are mostly prepared fresh. And she found American food terrible and Chinese food wonderful and she tried to eat the local cuisine often. She said in her book that it was then that she became interested in food.

4. She didn’t learn how to cook until she got married.

Her Family had a personal chef so she didn’t need to cook from childhood. but When she got married to Paul Child, a colleague of hers while she was working for civil services. Paul was a foodie. Julia wanted to learn French cooking to impress him. She enrolled in Hllcliff School of Cookery in Beverly Hills.

5. She was not the only author of her first cookbook. She wrote it with two other authors Beck and Bertholle.

Her First cookbook was Mastering the Art of French Cooking Which helped her jumpstart her career as a French chef. She co-authored the book with Beck and Bertholle. It was Beck and Berthole’s idea to come up with a French cookbook for Americans.

6. Her First Cookbook, Master the Art of French Cooking took Nine years to get Published and it was a 726-page big cookbook.

It took years for them to complete the draft and test cooking recipes. Initially, They signed a publishing contract with the publishing house Houghton Mifflin, but they rejected the script because of the length of the cookbook and recipes. It wasn’t easy for her to get her first cookbook published. Hence it took them nine years to publish it.

7. She was the first educational TV personality to win an Emmy for Achievement in Education Television. Later her Kitchen was converted into a museum.

Her Kitchen is now a museum in Washington d.c.

In 1966, She won the Emmy award. That was a ground-breaking moment in her career. She is and will be remembered for introducing French cuisine to American homes.

8. She used a total of 753 pounds of butter during the filming of Baking with Julia.

She showed her love of butter in the show. Baking with Julia aired for four seasons from 1996 to 1999.

9. In 2003, She got the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.

In case you don’t know note that.

The U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest award a civilian can receive in the United States Of America.

10. Julia Child was the first woman to be in the Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Fame in 1993.

the only other female public television Hall of Famer is Lidia Bastianich of Lidia’s Italy in America.

11. We are sure that many of you won’t be aware of this Julia child fun fact that all her essential utensils were kept in a Sacred Bag.

According to the 1974 New Yorker Profile, She carried a large black canvas satchel. In it, she kept the cooking utensils she couldn’t live without. She started using it from The French Chef Premier and only entrusted certain people with its care.

Now that we have gone through 11 fun facts about Chef Julia Child. Let’s get to our curated list of 21 Best Chef Julia Child Quotes.

21 Best Chef Julia Child Quotes

Let’s start with our favorite quote from the legend Chef Julia Child.

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Chef Julia Child Share on X

Chef Julia Child’s Quotes on People

"People who love to eat are always the best people." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well." – Chef Julia Child Share on X

Here She was talking about her husband. but it applies to everyone we cook for. what do you think about how long customers can stay with you if you don’t feed them well?

Chef Julia Child Quotes on Cooking

Julia Child Cooking
"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." – Chef Julia Child Share on X

She is one of the chefs who started their career in the culinary industry late.

"You learn to cook so that you don't have to be a slave to recipes. You get what's in season and you know what to do with it." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "Usually, one's cooking is better than one thinks it is." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "I still feel that French cooking is the most important in the world, one of the few that has rules. If you follow the rules, you can do pretty well." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "Once you have mastered a technique, you hardly need to look at a recipe again and can take off on your own." – Chef Julia Child Share on X " With enough butter, anything is good" – Chef Julia Child Share on X "I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "I found that the recipes in most – in all – the books I had were really not adequate. They didn't tell you enough… I won't do anything unless I'm told why I'm doing it. So I felt that we needed fuller explanations so that if you… Share on X "Fat gives things flavor." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "The more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen." – Chef Julia Child Share on X

Chef Julia Child’s Quotes on Life

"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "Life itself is the proper binge." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "Because I've done a lot of television, I'm sort of a generalist. I'm not a pastry cook, but I've had to learn a certain amount about it. I'm not a baker, though I've had to learn how to do it. I'm sort of a general cook." – Chef… Share on X "You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients." – Chef Julia Child Share on X "I would far prefer to have things happen as they naturally do, such as the mousse refusing to leave the mold, the potatoes sticking to the skillet, the apple Charlotte slowly collapsing. One of the secrets of cooking is to learn to… Share on X

We were confused about this last quote about whether to put it in the cooking category or life category. It sounded more like stoic advice on life.

We hope that you liked our collection of 21 best chef Julia child quotes. Find more chef quotes in Chef Life Inspiration Category.

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