Eat everything. Have fun.

Julia Child is gone.

As the trend toward healthy eating grew in recent years, Child accused “health experts” who advised cutting out rich foods like red meat and butter as “nutritional Nazis.”
“I think these fake foods aren’t worth eating,” she said in 1992. “Either have the real thing and a little of it or have something else. I like real hamburgers and real meat, real butter. Eat everything. Have fun.”

I saw her at the Star Market in Porter Square around the time she said this. I was surprised to see her there; I would have expected run into her at Cardullos or Bread & Circus, but not at that crummy run-down place. There she was with her shrink-wrapped package of ground hamburger. Repose En Paix.

2 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on August 18th, 2004 @ 10:48 am

    Star market at Porter…crummy? Where’d you grow up, “The Hamptons”?

  2. (unregistered) on September 4th, 2004 @ 6:42 am

    Yup, I miss Julia, too. She was noblesse oblige without too much noblesse. I always imagined she would swear like a sailor when provoked.
    Btw, if you grew up in Quincy (Wollaston by the beach?), graduated from UMass (Amherst?), had cousins in Southie (and Braintree?) – well, I am probably one of those cousins – to be more specific the “cool” cousin at your wedding.
    If not then I am just another crazed typist on the Net and am sorry.
    Either way Congrats on the kids!!!
    My public email, where everyone send their useless ads and comments, is

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