Do you know how confusing it can be? This morning I got a package, a lovely umbrella with sweet little kitties all over it. It was a Christmas present from some people named Sam and Sally. Do you have any idea who they are? I don’t! Why didn’t they write their last names? It would have been so sensible.
We must never make this mistake. Now I am always going to give my full name – and I think you should, too!
Happy, happiest holidays to you and Michael and Joshua, from Julia Child.
PS: As resolved as Julia was at the moment, it didn’t last: I never got another message in which Julia gave herself full title. Of course, I didn’t need it …
———- There’s so much appearing about Julia now that it’s almost impossible to keep up, but here are two goodies that I hope those of you who love Julia won’t miss:
- Sara Moulton’s piece in The Daily Beast’s Hungry Beast. Sara, best known for her work on The Food Network and with Gourmet, worked with Julia for 25 years and her article, “How Meryl Streep Nailed Julia,” is as much a reminiscence of Julia as it is a review of Streep’s latest star turn.
- Laura Shapiro‘s lively, insightful and charming biography, Julia Child: A Life. It was a must-read when it first appeared; now it’s a must-must read. Such a pleasure.