Most media outlets today are recognizing legendary chef Julia Child on what would have been her 100th birthday for the impact she had on cooking. While we too have great memories of her decades of teaching the world to make some fabulous dishes and we remember the classic Saturday Night Live skit where Dan Akroyd played her deboning a chicken, we dug out our brush with Julia Child from the mid-90's.
During that time, NFPA produced a series of public service announcements called Safety Spots that featured celebrities and our very own Sparky the Fire Dog. Julia took on the leading cause of home fires -- cooking -- and reminded viewers to never walk away from the stove. Afterall, unattended cooking is the number one reason we see so many cooking fires each year. Despite the fact the PSA is a little old, the message is still the same.
Thanks Julia. Signing off as you would -- Bon Appetit.