It’s August 15th, 2012 and Julia Child would have turned 100 years old today. On a special episode of Taste Mattes, guest host Izabela Wojcik is joined by Julie Powell, author of “Julie & Julia” and “Cleaving”, to celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child. Hear how cooking through “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” changed Julie’s life and why Julia serves as such an inspiration not only for home cooks, but for all women. Learn how Julia empowered her audience to accomplish not only easy tasks in the kitchen, but difficult ones as well. Also hear about Julie’s experience working with Nora Ephron, who adapted “Julie & Julia” into a feature film in 2009. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“[“Mastering the Art of French Cooking”] is much more than a cookbook to me – it’s a relic of a woman who lived life in a really tough, strong way.”

–Julie Powell on Taste Matters

“Julia represented a strong conviction about French cuisine being superlative and the idea that the basic techniques that the French kitchen teaches allow you to do anything beyond that.”

–Izabela Wojcik on Taste Matters