In the background, as I am typing this blog entry, is the high-pitched, nasal and gushy voice of Meryll Streep playing culinary legend Julia Child in the movie Julie & Julia. I am not ashamed to admit that I watch this movie, or just have it as a background while I go about my house chores especially when ironing my clothes, at least once a week.
Julia Child, unlike Julie Powell whose relationship with the American culinary legend stemmed from a childhood memory, has never played a key role during my childhood. Her show, The French Chef, never seemed to have made it in the programming of the then wee 5-TV channel selection in the Philippines. So this movie marked the beginning of my relationship with the endearing Julia Child.