This is so sad......

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Her heart was as big as they come. Let's try to carry her spirit forward with the joy of having known her.
 
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I found this out just this second. I'm very saddened to have read this news.

Rest in peace Julia, and thank you.
 
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Julia Child was my hero in more ways than one. It was she, more than any other who inspired me to cook.

For those who are pondering a career change later in life, consider this - Julia Child was 50 when she firs broadcast "The French Chef" on TV in 1963.

In a couple of days, Julia would have turned 92. She was born in San Diego, CA where she died peacfully in her sleep last night. A perfect end to a very full life. Her spirit will live forever in the millions like us whose lives she has influenced in such a profound way.

Rest In Peace Julia.

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Well I don't know if I was "stunned" after all she was 91 so she was no spring chicken :) (I'm sure she would have made a humerous reply to that one!)
I am however saddened by her passing but happy for her for the life she had. We should all be so lucky to be so happy and passionate about anything.
She will be missed. Congratulations Julia, goodbye, and thanks for everything!
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A loss to the culinary world, a gain for the 2nd amendment.

Phil
 
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I just pulled out her book "The way to cook" which she autographed for me back in 1991 when she hosted a dinner for the opening of the Connecticut chapter of the American institute of wine and food.

Why not tonight don't we all make a Julia dish ( Coq au Vin for me) and raise a glass of wine and toast our friend.
 
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I had the pleasure to meet her a few years back... to this day, a picture of she and I still finds its home in my knife kit. She certainly set the tone for what many of us do today.
I take solace in knowing that she lived the way she cooked - rich, flavorful, refined and exciting.
 
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I just heard through 1 of the couriers that came in. Looked it up on The Toronto Star but its still hard to believe. Thats the passing of 2 major culinary icons in the past month, Jeff Smith passed away on the 12 of July. Next generations of chefs won't know Smith or Childs like we all did, so sad.
 

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Julia was part of the National Committee of the group Handgun Control , Inc., now the Brady Campaign.

Phil
 
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I just assumed she would always be here :(

I don't mean to distract, but I would rather not put an American Icon in the same sentence/thought with a pedophile.
 
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She really knew how to live! I read a biography, "Appetite for Life" and realized even more what a genuine human being she was. She gave me the courage to expand my knowledge of food beyond my mom's kitchen and out to the world beyond.

May she rest in peace.
 
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She was a consummate teacher, she took "mistakes" and fixed them.....demystifying cooking, making it fun, creating interest in products that were not commonly used as well as using basic ingrediants in uncommon ways.
Thanks for the lessons on how to teach! My fifteen, 14 year old culinarians will learn from you next Monday....
Bon Appetit!
CC great idea....her butterflied Greek Grilled lamb will be on my menu....with homemade pitas of course.
 
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This is so sad. I remember watching Juila as a child. My mom was an avid cook when I was younger. She was killed when I was 10 so I turned to watching cooking on tv. How sad a culinary icon is gone. I'm just glad she lived a full life.
 

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Wow.

Didn't know she had a history degree
Didn't know she was OSS (precursor to CIA)
Didn't know husband worked in Paris and so she went to Le Cordon Bleu. I knew she went, I just didn't know it was because her husbad was part of the embassy staff.

Phil
 

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I just found out on the news :( I'm stunned. I too thought she would be around forever. She died in her sleep. Ah, we take too much for granted. Bon Apetit Julia! Rest well.
 
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wow- i had no idea. Not to diminish this or demean her but we're all not perfect.
danny
 
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