Aug 15, 2012
On the hundredth anniversary of Julia Child's birth, we reach into the archives for an account of the night in 2001 when Environics Senior Researcher Derek Leebosh made dinner for the woman who brought French cuisine to North American kitchens. During a visit to his mother's home in Santa Barbara, Derek, a mean cook and a long-time member of the Environics Public Affairs team, faced the daunting task of making dinner for the 89-year-old doyenne of home cooking. Derek thought it prudent to steer clear of European food altogether, and prepared a range of Asian fare. Child ate happily--and "She couldn't get enough of the shrimp crackers."
Derek's brush with food royalty was written up in the National Post at the time. A scan of the article is here.