Thursday, August 16, 2012

Julia Child - Centenary of Birth

Google Doodle for 8/15/2012
Today's Google Doodle honors  Julia Child,  America's  "french chef".   Julia was born  in California in 1912  - which was a long schlep from France (and still is).   She attended Smith College in Massachusetts and then moved to New York City.  During WW2, she was posted to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka ) where she met Paul Child who introduced her to fine cuisine.  Once the flame was ignited, her love of French cuisine remained to her last day.

Julia's show on WGBH television was a lot of fun for me. More than thirty years ago, I bumped into Julia in Harvard Square.  She was tall and a bit clumsy in her movements.  This was familiar to all those who watched her in the kitchen.  The highest accolade was the sketch by Dan Aykroyd on "Saturday Night Live", which I watched in real-time -  in 1978 .   Tempus Fugit. 

Utility Pole Replacement in Cambridge (Riverside)

Last night a wooden  utility pole  cracked at the base and fell toward the neighboring pole across the street. This caused the wires to d...