By Kate Taylor, Cookie and Kate
What would modern-day American cooking be without Julia Child’s enduring influence? Julia’s voice has filled living rooms with her encouraging attitude and instilled confidence in viewers for nearly 50 years. Thanks to her foolproof recipes and exacting methods, Julia has helped produce countless deliciously memorable homemade meals. What’s more, she has inspired home cooks to become more adventurous in the kitchen. Her impact as a catalyst for creative culinary endeavors should never be underestimated.