Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rockin' It Old Skool: Julia Child

It's a little known fact that Mark Sisson's new primal cookbook (one of the five worst cookbooks of the year!) is, in fact, Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking with the dessert section removed (no one's perfect).

"I'll whup any vegan with one hand tied behind my back"
First published in 1961 Mastering the Art of French Cooking led to the premature deaths of millions of Americans. Here's a scan from the table of contents: 

(Sweetbreads are simply offal, in case you didn't know)

Julia Child, of course, had her promising career cut short when she keeled over from a massive heart attack at the age of 43. Upon autopsy, her arteries were found to be solid butter! Had she drawn breath in a more enlightened age, she certainly would have lived to the ripe old age of 92 and died from something completely unrelated to the evils of cholesterol and SFAs, like, say, kidney failure.


  1. Love it. Thanks for the laughs. Been following your blog for awhile now... it's great!

  2. Yes, your sense of humour warms my heart.