How Tall Was Julia Child?

How Tall Was Julia Child? and 9 More Things We Bet You Didn't Know About the Culinary Superstar Infographic

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and 9 More Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Culinary Superstar

Julia Child was a household name, and to this day, still is very well known for her extraordinary culinary career. She is best known for bringing French cuisine to American tables. She started small and with her vibrancy and effervescent presence, she started getting love from around the country. Her popularity grew and spread like wildfire. Everyone wanted a piece of Julia (pun intended)!

She brought French cuisine to the everyday household, she relieved people’s kitchen nightmares, and she soon became a public icon and TV superstar. She loved food and it made all of her viewers love food. She had an infectious attitude on life, and she brought joy to all households with her loving and scrumptious recipes that were totally doable, even by the most culinarily-inept person.

Julia Child’s birthday is on August 15th; she would have been 103 this year. To celebrate her birthday, here are ten facts we bet you didn’t know about this legendary culinary master.

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Fact #1: At six feet, two inches, Julia was very tall. She got denied by the military for being too tall, but used her height to her advantage and played basketball in school.

Fact #2: Before Julia’s extraordinaire culinary endeavors, she helped create shark repellent and was a spy and chief of the OSS Registry. Before that, she used to manage advertising for a furniture store. She got fired from that job.

Fact #3: She didn’t start her passion for food until she was 36 years old. Her husband, Paul, helped her become a foodie as she fell in love with French food after he took her to La Couronne Restaurant in France.

Fact #4: Ten years after Julia and her collaborators wrote the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, it was finally published after being denied for years.

Fact #5: Her first TV appearance was in 1962 on a show named I’ve Been Reading. It aired in Boston.

Fact #6: By the time 1965 rolled around, the chef was so desired, 96 public broadcasting stations featured Julia’s show The French Chef.

Fact #7: She loved butter! She loved it so much she used over 700 pounds of butter during her filming of Baking with Julia, a series she made.

Fact #8: She was the first woman to make it into the Culinary Institute Hall of Fame, quite the accomplishment.

Fact #9: Even SNL got a slice of Julia in one of their skits, in the now famous Dan Aykroyd parody of The French Chef. Julia was said to have enjoyed it so much she would play the video at her parties!

Fact #10: She died at just two days shy of 92. Her last meal was a big homemade bowl of French onion soup.

Julia Child brought the love for food to every household who watched her shows or read her books. She’s a legend in the culinary history of America. What is your favorite or most memorable moment of Julia’s? Did you read her books or watch her show? What recipe was your favorite?

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