Has anyone ever seen "Julie and Julia"? Well the movie was based on a famous chef; Julia Child. She is mostly known for bringing French cuisine to the American public. She wrote a cookbook called Mastering the Art of French Cooking and starred in her own TV show, the French Chef, which debuted in 1963. In 1948, her husband's work swayed them to Paris, France where her love for French cooking budded. She took classes at the world-famous cooking school there Le Cordon Bleu (where I would LOVE to go some day ;)) Julia had a spunky personality, and was never afraid of making mistakes. “Remember, if you are alone in the kitchen, who is going to see you?” she reassured her television audience. She was also known for her "tallness" because she was over 6'2"! Julia Child died just two days before her 92nd birthday, on August 13, 2004.
Julia Child at the Cordon Bleu in France.
Julia Child's kitchen (which is on display at the Smithsonian... I would love to see it!)