Bon appetit

Bon appetit

Julia Child has died. Another icon of my youth has passed on. Julia was my first cooking instructor.

When I was a teen, my mom would sometimes leave something defrosting in the sink for when I got home from school and leave me instructions to cook it for dinner. After some fits and starts, I began watching Julia Child after school, learning all those tips and techniques that most cooks take for granted. By the end of high schoolrut, encouraging us to experiment with the whole variety of the world’s cuisines.

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal,” she said in the introduction to her seventh book, “The Way to Cook.” “In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal.”

Rest in peace.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli