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July 2014

Bon Appétit.

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Today is the official pub date for Julia, Child. I hope it nourishes you in little-big ways. I hope you enjoy feasting on Julie Morstad‘s delectable art.

I did an interview about the book with Jama’s Alphabet Soup, which you can read here, and, while you’re at it, you might want to check out Jama’s posts on other Julia-related reads (such as this). Also, there is this, which is simply too amazing for words. You’ll just have to take a peek yourself.

And, finally, I thought I’d share two quotes from Julia Child herself:

“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”

“I’m afraid that surprise, shock, and regret is the fate of authors when they finally see themselves on the page.”

(Images: book illustration by Julie Morstad; “Julia correct proofs of Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” 1961.)

Ten is…

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Ten is: little big, purposefully mismatched socks, assorted sports jerseys, and enthusiasm not yet schooled out. Ten is loving things to bits. And—ha,ha,ha,ha—ten is being comfortable in your head. Ten is rewriting instructions and filling notebooks with Manga marginalia. Ten is heat-seeking hugs and Whee!!! Ten is writing declarations that begin: “I believe in Cheese and Pandas!” Ten is made-up languages and fake modern dances. Ten is pratfalls in the morning and worries about death at midnight. Ten is outwitting your elders while enjoying your youngers. Ten is a persony blur, a dash to the double-digits. Ten is… today.

(Happy Birthday Mika!)