Ode to Life, Julia Child (1912-2004)

By Contributing Food Editor Jared Levan Dear Julia Child, With this week marking what would have been your 100th birthday, I felt obliged to commemorate your life and your accomplishments. Before you were Julia Child, you were Julia McWilliams of Pasadena, California. It’s hard to believe, but you weren’t always passionate about food and cooking. You met your husband, Paul Child, and fell in love. You and Paul moved to Paris–unbeknownst to you, this relocation would change your life forever. While there, you fell in love again (this time with food). The passion and curiosity that blossomed led you to…