August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004
chef, mentor, heroine, author, television icon, inspiration, nonagenarian, friend
An adaptation from Julia and Jacques Cooking At Home By Julia Child and Jacques Pépin
“Today we are going to make a delightful dinner, Caesar Salad and Salmon en Papillote.
Of course, cooking en papillote does not have to be fancy –
it’s a fine method for everyday cooking too.”
“I am probably one of the few people around who saw the real Caesar Cardini making his salad.
I was about 9 when my parents took me to Tijuana, just the other side of the border from San Diego.
They were so excited when big jolly Caesar himself came to the table to make the salad, which had already been written up and talked about everywhere. And it was dramatic, I remember most clearly the eggs going in, and how he tossed the leaves so it looked like a wave turning over.”