Aug 15, 1912. Americas beloved food authority, who didnt take a cooking lesson until she was in her 30s, was born at Pasadena, CA. Childs cookbooks and television shows (most famously, The French Chef) encouraged Americans to cook and eat well and to be skeptical of food fads and diet strictures. Cooking is not a chore; it is a joy, Child believed. She died at Santa Barbara, CA, Aug 13, 2004.
August 15, 2017 all-day