It took architects years to get established, to show that they weren’t just artisans, and that’s what I hope will happen with gastronomy. For some reason people don’t consider cooking a serious business, but it’s like any discipline, and it’s a passionate and fascinating one.—Julia Child
Julia Child brought French food to post-war America. When her husband Paul was posted to Paris, she studied at L’Ecole du Cordon Bleu, and went on to form her own cooking school with fellow students Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. The threesome went on to write the 2-volume classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which covered all the basic techniques and dishes of classic French cuisine.
And indeed she proved to be right. It is only now, 60 years later, that cooking has established itself as gastronomy, and only when referring to a few great American chefs.
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