"I think you have to decide who your audience is. If you don’t pick your audience, you’re lost because you’re not really talking to anybody. My audience is people who like to cook, who want to really learn how to do it. I don’t pay any attention to other people because they wouldn’t look at such a program anyway. I’m a teacher. I like it. I want people to be able to do things that will turn out properly. Of course, I am interested in people who want to learn, and my books are written for people who really want to cook, and to cook the right way. If you are going to make French bread, for instance, you want to make the best possible bread—or, at least, I think you should want that. It should have the best possible texture and taste, and if it doesn’t, why bother doing it?" Julia Child -- Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped Our Times, by Lynn Gilbert. For a limited time, enjoy the a free chapter of Particular Passions on Facebook. The oral biography of Julia Child, whose love of French culture and cuisine brought a renewed appreciation for the culinary arts in America.