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steeley
05-15-2012, 04:01 AM
The French Chef program begin in 1963-1973
this her on carbon knives.

http://youtu.be/ov-bABZHXM8

apicius9
05-15-2012, 04:16 AM
I love these old shows. And she said it all 50 years ago...

Stefan

sachem allison
05-15-2012, 04:35 AM
one of the great joys of my life was cooking dinner for her and Jacque Pepin very early in my career. They were two of the most gracious people I have ever met. love Julia

Deckhand
05-15-2012, 11:02 AM
My parents grew up with Julia Child around and made many of her dishes. They even have an autographed cookbook from her. She was very nice to them. I watched her shows growing up. Very nice post. Once my parents made the Grand Marnier Souffle. It was a lot of work and my grandma stopped by uninvited tasted it said it was perfumy and continued to eat it until it was all gone. It hadn't been offered and my parents worked very hard on it.

tgraypots
05-15-2012, 01:32 PM
Thanks for posting. I think her approach to knives was way beyond most folk's back in her day.

Eamon Burke
05-17-2012, 11:48 AM
I heard all of this near verbatim when I was a kid from my Dad and Mom. She was great.

SpikeC
05-17-2012, 03:24 PM
I wonder how many women were put off of sharp knives by the way that she was warning about various techniques- "don't do this or you will cut you're hand off", or "don't do this or you will cut you're hand down to the bone", or "don't do that or you will cut you're hand in half"!

Lucretia
05-17-2012, 05:22 PM
I wonder how many women were put off of sharp knives by the way that she was warning about various techniques- "don't do this or you will cut you're hand off", or "don't do this or you will cut you're hand down to the bone", or "don't do that or you will cut you're hand in half"!

Probably no more than there were men put off sharp knives. It was balanced by the bazillion times we heard that you're more likely to cut yourself with a dull knife than a sharp one.

steeley
07-09-2012, 08:46 PM
The above video has been taken down on you tube a real shame i will try to find it some where else
I am 75% sure that it was from the french chef/ french onion soup/ volume 5/ EP 1
IF any one has the set you can confirm that .
or you can buy episodes from I Tunes or Amazon for $2.

Crothcipt
07-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Stupid streaming rights and all that. :(

steeley
07-09-2012, 08:52 PM
YA i know should of copy it when i had the chance .

Seth
07-09-2012, 09:43 PM
I'll look on the dvds, though I only have the first volume.

steeley
07-10-2012, 12:04 AM
A new member pointed it out and ask which episode was the knife talk on
and i think it is the french onion soup episode .

DwarvenChef
07-10-2012, 01:16 AM
still missing one of her collections... need to figure out what one LOL

Will watch the onion soup one asap :p

Johnny.B.Good
07-10-2012, 02:17 AM
...and i think it is the french onion soup episode .

99% sure this is correct (I remember watching it when you posted it originally).

steeley
07-10-2012, 03:11 AM
Yes it is the french onion soup episode she talks of carbon knives.
http://limepic.com/img/2012/07/10/Kz3VA.jpg
so yes you can just buy that show online.

Slypig5000
03-28-2013, 01:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0Ij1Fxgq4

Surprised, she has some knife skills, love this video.

K-Fed
03-29-2013, 10:26 AM
I think this should be required material for kids in highschool

ajhuff
03-29-2013, 10:32 AM
Kind of sad that I don't think we'd see her if she were on Food network today. She has no sex appeal and that's part and parcel of what FN sells today.

-AJ

franzb69
03-29-2013, 10:59 AM
I think this should be required material for kids in highschool

it should be the default cooking show everywhere =D

Gravy Power
03-29-2013, 02:40 PM
So, dumb question, but how would she have had her knives sharpened back in the day? She seems to have a pretty keen edge and I'm sure her knives got plenty of use.

Lucretia
03-31-2013, 02:07 AM
Found this clip from a letter Julia Child wrote. (It's in a book "Letters from Julia". She was younger when she wrote it, so not sure how she had things done later in life.)

"As to knife sharpening, I am no expert. My husband, who is a one-man art factory, goes over them once in a while with a soap stone (carborundum with oil); and I keep an edge on them with a big steel fusil. I have once this year taken them all to a professional, who did a beautiful job, but I did feel he took off quite a bit of steel. However, I don't expect them to last a life time, I just want them to cut well. I don't know anything about hones. The next time I have the "man" sharpen them, I will hover over him, and report what he does. I think he has a mechanical wheel, and also a hand stone. Would be interested to hear how you like the Emmons Rifle, and what it is."

Oh, and as far as sex appeal goes...

14305

Mrmnms
03-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Lucretia , I like your style ! Happy Easter.

keithsaltydog
05-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Ha Ha:rofl2:Where do you guys find this stuff?Love Julia