Friday, October 23, 2020


Looky at what showed up in the mail...a surprise!
Julia's Cats
Authors: Patricia Barey and Therese Burson
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published August 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN1419702750 (ISBN13: 9781419702754
My thoughtful sis-in-law sent this!

While I am as far from a chef as anyone can be, I enjoyed the film "Julie & Julia", and I visited Julia Child's kitchen at The National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. in 2016.

Obviously, Julia Child, world-renowned chef and TV personality, loved cats! 
Image from the interwebs; I'm not this good of a photographer either!
 She also provided the image below; turkeys in her yard!

Turkeys can be rather aggressive, plus they leave 'leavings' behind!
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey for our national bird?
Thank you, LK!

It's a delightful book; I recommend it!



Brian said...

That is super cool! Our Dad used to watch her cooking show all the time...many moons ago!

My Mind's Eye said...

What a wonderful surprise from your SIL!!!
And look at those gobblers
Love Julia 100x's more now that I know she was a cat lover.
Hugs Cecilia

Sandee said...

What a lovely surprise. Hubby has a lot of her cookbooks.

Love the turkeys. Birds are fun to watch.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Catscue Cat Mom said...

I love Julia Childs and had no idea she had cats, now I love her even more! Imagine having turkeys in your backyard, amazing!

Darla M Sands said...

Sounds like a great read! And I do know that about Mr. Franklin. He considered the bald eagles' habit of feeding on carrion unseemly. :) They're still majestic, and the practice cleans up their environment, after all.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Aww, that sounds like a great book!

Katie Isabella said...

I'd LOVE to see it!

The Island Cats said...

Now that's the kind of surprise you would want to get!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I've had this book on my wish list but haven't picked it up yet. It sounds lovely.

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

That looks like a great read. Enjoy!

pilch92 said...

That is a great book. My Penny likes to help us cook so I always tell her she was Julia Child''s cat in another life- she looks like her cat Minette.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

The first Tom before me used to watch the housekeeper cook all the time. Me, not so much. And, yes, I knew about the turkey and Mr. Franklin. Good thing nobody listened! - Tom x

Valentine said...

I bet it was Miss Julia's kitty who was the original chef of her household and taught her everything she learned about cooking. Tee hee hee.

I'll have to let my auntie know about the museum, 'cause I totally think she'd like to visit it.