August 14, 2008

Live and Let Pie

Chef Julia Child: OSS spy?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 14, 2008 06:44 AM

First of all, I love this post title! OMG!

2nd, Julia Child has long been my hero for putting the smackdown on Adele Davis so many years ago in the first round of the Health Food Wars.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 14, 2008 07:55 AM

I don't think this has been a big secret about Julia Child. I remember my Mother telling me about her "spy" life a good 30 years ago and it was also part of one of those documentary bios.

I remember as a young and inexperienced bride watching one of her shows where whatever it was she was baking slid right off the pan and onto the floor. She never missed a beat as she picked the food up and put it back on the pan and said it will happen to the best of cooks. I felt so much better because I had dropped the turkey and watched it roll across the floor. Today, my kids still get a laugh about Mom and her escaping turkey.

Posted by: Sara at August 14, 2008 08:39 AM

Tried to make a last ditch run for it Sara? Happens to the best of us LOL!

Posted by: Big Country at August 14, 2008 10:18 AM

There's a wonderful story about a Vermont farmer carving the family's Thanksgiving turkey. It slid off the carving board, and into Aunt Martha's lap.

Farmer: "Martha, can I trouble you for that bird?"

Yes, the info about Miss Child, Mo Berg, et al has been out there for quite a while. There's even a good book about Mo Berg's experiences which I have -- somewhere.

Posted by: Bill Smith at August 14, 2008 12:20 PM

It's always the ones you would never suspect. Dr. Ruth Westheimer was a sharpshooter for the Israeli army.

Posted by: Pat at August 15, 2008 12:30 AM

SNL had a skit the French Chef with Julia Child bleeding in the kitchen. Hillarious.

Sorry I can't find the video.

Posted by: arch at August 15, 2008 08:51 AM