"In all kitchens: cakes get stuck, mayonnaises break, chickens catch fire. But Child was unflappable in the face of culinary disaster... It was Julia’s basic course in good conduct: she stayed calm and learned to laugh about mistakes rather than getting angry or frustrated." — NY Times, August 15th, The Gifts She Gave
Read the chapter on Julia Child, in her own words, from Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped our Times — how she became unflappable. When you go into the kitchen for the holidays to prepare Potato Latkes, and other special dishes, you will be inspired to be unflappable too.. hopefully!
"Every woman owes it to herself to look up Particular Passions — borrow the volume from your public library. Or, better still, buy it and put it with your favorite novel or poetry collection to sustain you. Every story in the book is an inspiration. This book is a joy and a tonic." — Pioneer Press and Dispatch