Wednesday, July 15, 2009
African Americans | Beans About Boston . 4
Julia Child, The French Chef, was rumored to be involved in what unsavory culinary-related activity which she always hotly denied?
A - She was a CIA spy, being The French Chef was just her cover. B - Half or more of her souffles fell flat off-camera. C - She cooked with food that she'd dropped on the studio floor. D - She cooked the books as well as writing a few cookbooks.
Correct answer ... C - She cooked with food that she'd dropped on the studio floor.
Many who watched The French Chef swear that this happened. Julia claimed to her death that this was a mere mass hallucination.
A spy? True, but she never demied working for the OSS (also the Spy Kids employer) during WW II as an undercover operative in Ceylon and China.
No one got this question right! 67% chose the spy, 33% the souffle.
To bone up on Julia, check out the new movie Julie and Julia - Based on Two True Stories - opening on August 7, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and written/directed by Nora Ephron.
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