Photograph by Benjamin Johanson

“Learn to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
— Julia Child (My Life in France)

Other kids had Saturday cartoons. I had Julia.

I’m Matthea and my whole life I have had an obsession with food and Julia Child.

A recent Smith College graduate, I am, like most of my friends, back in my hometown praying for work with a Studio Art degree.

I am in my childhood kitchen: a wonderland of mess and an encyclopedic amount of equipment and books. With a bit of time on my hands I finally have a chance to fully explore all the recipes, ingredients and cuisines I have been filling away for a later date.

Growing Up Julia is a phrase I have had in my head for a while. Julia Child has been one of my greatest idols and mentors for as long as I can remember. I feel like I have grown up with Julia by my side guiding me with her words of wisdom through her books, shows and other materials.

I do not know exactly where I am going with the blog but I have wanted to do this for a long time. Just to clarify this blog won’t be some sequel to Julie Powell’s “The Julie/Julia Project”. The name is simply to pay homage to my culinary heroine. I’ll post some of my favorite recipes and tidbits about Julia, but the blog is not meant to solely about her. Instead I see Julia Child as the starting point. Armed with her advice I hope to explore and like Julia said: try new things, be fearless and most of all have fun!

Full entry explaining the blog name: Growing Up with Julia


2 thoughts on “About”

  1. you ought to hook up with another Down East Blogger who likes chickens…


  2. Dave Asselin said:

    Great Blog, Fantastic looking eggs Benedict, now I’m hungry and all I have is the state’s cafe (SYSCO GM product line). Good luck with the new position and keep up the good work with crazy.governor.

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