Hello TALONted folks, here is my final eminent post, ever… my biBLOGraphy enjoy, and feel free to use these awesome resources for your future projects, or Julia CHILDish endeavours. Okay I’ll stop.
AreYouSavingDaylight. “Julia Child Burns Food.” YouTube, YouTube, 5 Aug. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGg4njImm0Y.
This is another video of Julia Child making mistakes, which helped with my speech. However at the end, another man comes on the show, which didn’t really add to my presentation much. It did help me capture her joking behaviour though.
Bell, Emily. “The Legacy of Julia Child.” The Legacy of Julia Child | StarChefs.com, May 2010, www.starchefs.com/cook/features/julia-child-legacy.
This page, again had some baseline information, but also invited the idea of Julia Child’s humbleness, by referencing the quote “If pressed she would say ‘I guess I’m a pretty good teacher.’” Despite all of the accomplishments that Julia had made in the cooking world, she never referred to herself as a chef.
Child, Julia, et al. As Always, Julia: the Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
This book contained the letters which Julia Child and Avis DeVoto sent back and forth to each other for years! This book spares no details, and let me meet Julia Child in a very personal way, along with one of her closest friends.
Child, Julia, et al. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Vol.2. A.A. Knopf, 1983.
This recipe book was a collection of Julia and Simone Beck’s favourite dishes. I browsed it when trying to choose which dishes to make for my learning centre.
Child, Julia. Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1. Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Being the first of Julia Child’s cookbooks, I simply had to have this. It is a collection of some of her favourite recipes, in her classic longhand style. This book was on feature at my learning centre, and I used it when trying to find recipes to showcase.
denisbehr. “Julia Child – Favorite Moments from The French Chef.” YouTube, YouTube, 28 June 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9AITdJBTnQ.
This video is a whole “The French Chef” episode, on how to roast chickens, and it was extremely helpful. This was the turning point in my project. After watching this on repeat, my accent improved a ton, and so did my knowledge on cooking chickens.
DeRevolutionibus. “Meryl Streep vs. Julia Child.” YouTube, YouTube, 13 Dec. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNfSJIyFMVw.
This was yet another video, comparing Julia Child to Meryl Streep, because I wanted to see how people of the past had imitated Julia Child in a way which was considered respectful.
GotGarlic, et al. “Omelet Ideas? – Discuss Cooking – Cooking Forums.” Discuss Cooking Cooking Forums RSS, 1 Aug. 2014, www.discusscooking.com/forums/f22/omelet-ideas-88558-5.html.
This was “The Omelette Show” on “The French Chef”. I watched this video to gain some insight on Julia Child’s mannerisms and accent, as well as to have some classic Julia authenticity in my speech. I however, also had much better omelette skills after watching this.
Greenspan, Dorie, and Julia Child. Baking with Julia: Based on the PBS Series Hosted by Julia Child. Morrow, 1996.
This book had some of Julia Child’s recipes that were sweeter. I consulted it during some practice cooking for my learning centre.
Hunt, Kristin. “15 Fascinating Facts About Julia Child.” Mental Floss, 16 Aug. 2017, mentalfloss.com/article/84256/15-delicious-facts-about-julia-child.
This was a beautiful article containing fifteen hard to find facts about Julia Child. From her cancer, to her years as a spy, this went in to great detail about my Eminent person and was greatly appreciated to refresh my brain before Night of the Notables.
Jordan, Ellen. “Julia Child.” Coping with Cancer, 1997, copingmag.com/cwc/index.php/celebrities/celebrity_article/julia_child.
This website brought up the commonly avoided topic of Julia Child’s life, her cancer. Julia lived past her cancer, and didn’t mention it much because she had a “don’t let it feed on my attention” kind of mind frame. This helped me get to know my eminent person better.
“Julia Child.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 28 Apr. 2017, www.biography.com/people/julia-child-9246767.
Biography provided an extensive summary of Julia Child’s life, and her principle accomplishments. It was a great starting point for my research, being similar to a concise wikipedia page. This page introduced the idea that Julia had originally wanted to become a writer, and was eventually able to reach that goal.
pierqueer. “Julia Flubs Her Flip.” YouTube, YouTube, 14 Sept. 2011, www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR64GGyEv_o.
This is a clip from Julia Child’s potato pancake show, where she messes up when attempting to flip the pancake. It helped me master her “oh well” attitude that I had to embody a few times in my speech. I wanted to make my reaction to burning myself authentic, and this helped.
Shapiro, Laura. Julia Child: a Life. Lipper/Penguin, 2009.
This book was like Julia Child’s biography. It helped me learn more about her and Paul’s relationship, and I actually found it oddly entertaining.
slatester. “The Many Voices of Meryl Streep.” YouTube, YouTube, 7 Aug. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPUedwHP_Ro.
This youtube clip contains a variety of different accents that Meryl Streep has done in various movies, including a how-to for beginners. It was helpful for some Julia insight, but I only listened when she started using Julia’s accent. The rest I just tuned out.
TheVladbocean. “Julia Child The French Chef- Your Own French Onion Soup.” YouTube, YouTube, 12 Feb. 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0Ij1Fxgq4.
This is another “French Chef” episode, on Julia’s all-time favourite recipe, french onion soup. This video improved my accent, and helped me perfect the Julia mannerisms which I had to capture during my speech and learning centre. I made this recipe for my family, and I can understand why she loved this dish so much!
TVLEGENDS. “Julia Child – Archive Interview Excerpts w/ Kitchen Tour.” YouTube, YouTube, 7 Aug. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_418FzVaRI.
This is an interview with Julia Child from later on in her career. It helped me gain insight about the later parts of her life, and improved the validity of the information that I was able to share at my learning centre.
XxMerylStreepxX. “Julie & Julia: Meryl Streep Interview.” YouTube, YouTube, 3 Aug. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn6zlbCE9SE.
This is an interview with Meryl Streep, who played Julia Child in the movie “Julie and Julia.” I wanted to see if she ever gave tips on perfecting the accent of Julia, as I was terrified that I was doing it wrong. Unfortunately, she only occasionally switched into the iconic voice, so it wasn’t much help.
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