Fern Berman sent us this hilarious tiny video of the great Julia Child showing how to edit video tape, a game spoof on her own inimitable French cooking show. She was generous, secretly funny and completely herself. And because of all those qualities, she was a great improviser.
Her show The French Chef was always surprising. We remember her dropping a fish —or was it a chicken?— on the floor (on camera), picking it up, and washing it off, doing what any cook would do: cook it anyway! Your guests will never know.
We love Julia’s REAL cook’s kitchen, a far cry from today’s cooking shows. Behind her: her famous pegboards, marked with silhouettes of pots so she’d know where to hang each one after she’d used it.
via The Atlantic from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting