Julia Child is an icon in the US. Her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the television series, The French Chef, made her a household name.
Her travels abroad as a diplomat's wife (and spy) inspired her to learn to cook. In turn, she was inspired to share her knowledge with her fellow Americans and shaped how generations of Americans cook.
I love this video of her. She has a great sense of humour and an enormous personality. Here she introduces the chickens! Bon Appetit!
Coup de Monde...
It reminds me of my less-than-magnum opus on the roast chicken inspired by my expat experiences. This is a book that has been in the making for several years. Unfortunately I don't cook with much precision and although the recipes are interesting (Pumkin Seed Oil and Chipotle Sauce Chicken with Curried Lemon, Apple and Shallot Stuffing), I didn't note the measurement when I create the dishes. And now, I can't find the motivation to go back over all the chickens and cook them again to test the recipe and document the measurements so I can publish the book.