Yesterday was Julia Child’s 100th birthday, and to celebrate her centennial Martha called in to Morning Living to share some Julia memories with Betsy and Brian. Martha credits Child with making French cooking a “real viable way to cook in America,” and that “people didn’t know what a baguette was before Julia.”
Plus Martha shared one of her favorite Julia stories and explained how she inspired many generations of enthusiastic cooks, including herself:
And Martha uses techniques she learned from Julia to this day. Here Martha shares the recipe and tips for pate brisee, a simple and delicious pie crust:
2.5 cups of flour
2 sticks of butter
A teaspoon of salt
A teaspoon of sugar
And don’t over work it... Brian!
Also be sure are keep your ingredients cold before they go into the hot oven!
Plus, Martha gave us the scoop on her new PBS show Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, which airs October 6:
If you’re looking to sharpen your skills, get healthy, or learn new things (de-boning a chicken, anyone?), Martha will show you the way. Both Julia and Martha continue to inspire people to lead better, healthier, lives starting in the kitchen.
Who is your inspiration for better living? What are some of your favorite meals to cook for your family and friends? Leave a comment below, or give us a call during the next Morning Living at 866-875-6675.