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Julia Child

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I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make. ... Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed—eh bien, tant pis! Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile ... then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile—and learn from her mistakes.
My Life In France: Le Cordon Bleu, p. 71

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