August 15th would have been Julia's 102nd birthday. She inspired so many of us to love food and cooking. She cherished MTG, too, and was a valued friend of our family. Here's one of our favorite quotes from Julia:
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learning from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" Julia Child, My Life in France
The hand painted chef coat MTG gave to Julia on her 80th birthday is on permanent display at the Culinary Museum at Johnson and Wales University.