Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 23, 1970 · Page 24
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 24

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, November 23, 1970
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Julia Child, the French Chef- Sad to Cook for a 'Steak-Potatoes 9 Man By AILEEN CLAIRE NEW YORK (NEA) - Julia McWilliams Child first loomed upon the American cooking scene in 1962. Measuring 6-4 or more, depending upon her hairdo, once Mrs. Child appeared she was most difficult to overlook. Her first major cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I," came out in 1961 and was gobbled up by cookbook aficionados. But it was not until she dropped her first leg of lamb on the floor in glorious view of thousands watching The French Chef on Exchange Student Feted by Parish (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Mary Chavarria, an exchange student from Bolivia, who is sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Conference, was officially welcomed into Sacred Heart Parish at Manning on Thursday evening, Oct. 29, when the Catholic Youth Organization entertained at a parish reception for her. Mary came to Manning in August to make her home with the Jeorme Kasperbauer family. She is a senior in Manr.'.ng High School, taking American history, typing, algebra, American government. She is a member of the Student Council, Comet Staff, Quill and Scroll and Pep Squad. Those attending the reception enjoyed a social evening with musical entertainment, and visiting with Mary. Refreshments were served by CYO members. Twenty-two young people from Sacred Heart Parish went to St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll on Nov. 1 to attend "CYO Discovery 70." television a year later that her full grip on United States cooking mores was realized. Commenting on her place in minds of the beginning cook and the chef de cuisine, Mrs. Child's voice cracks and crumbles occasionally with jests or queries. "I'm flattered by the very nice reference in newspapers but I don't think I'm a 'cut,'" she said. "I do feel I'm influential but it was not all my doing. I was the right woman in the right program at the right time." Her explanation is that the Kennedys were in the White House and had a French chef. Restaurants, she pointed out, were becoming more expensive and it was better to eat well at home than to dine out. Volume I is in more than 700,000 homes. Written with Simone Beck, one of two colleagues in her L'Ecole des Trois Gour- mandes in Paris, it reflected France in the 1950s and old traditions of French cooking. She said Volume II, published recently by Alfred A. Knopf, "like France herself, has stepped into contemporary life." A Californian who went to Smith College, Mrs. Child did a stint in the advertising de-, partment of W. & J. Sloane, N.Y. (home furnishings) and was with the Office of Secret Services during World War II. Few who knew her WHEN would have imagined her NOW image. "My interest in cooking started when I got married in my early 30s and began cooking," she said. "Before then, I could make good baking powder biscuits." She credits her husband, Paul, a photographer, with appreciat­ ing good food and being a good critic for her serious interest in food. "It is sad for a woman who likes to cook to be married to a husband who is a steak and potatoes man," she said. "I definitely feel it is important to bring children up correctly and not on only hamburgers, franks and TV dinners. Teach them, how to eat at the table and to enjoy food and how to prepare it. It is criminal neglect not to do this. It's like bringing them up as peasants. To do this parents are either lazy or insensitive." Although she and her husband live in the south of France many months each year, she feels there are too many in the United States who think the only good cooking ingredients can be bought in France. "That is 'cult,' " she pointed out. "If you get to a French chain store or market before 9 a.m., the produce is fine. But I've seen the most wilted lettuce and rotten tomatoes there and often would be happy to go to a cool American supermarket." Americans, she feels, "mis- buy." "You really can't expect a fresh, tasty ripe tomato in December. A woman who buys in season does very well. Our beef is superior to the French ! and our Iamb and veal are improving." She also disapproves of the tendency to buy convenience foods "because you don't get the best flavor." She rates freezing ("and, I guess, instant mashed potatoes and packaging") as a progressive step, but she chides stores for not maintaining frozen food at the proper temperature — "most persons don't remember that freezing won't improve food but only keeps food." "The customer doesn't demand her food be handled better," Mrs. Child contended. "Meat, for example, should be offered in standardized cutsi 12 Timet Herald, Carroll, I*. Monday, Nov. 23, ntO and the store should say exactly what it is and where the cut came from on the animal. Supermarkets should offer some kind of consumer education such as visual aids. What we get in our food markets is our own fault." She debunked the myth of French cooking, too. She explained, "Just a plate of lentils is 'gourmet.' It is carefully prepared and delicious to eat. It is bad planning and stupid show-offery to have more than one rich food at a meal. Americans can use help in good menu planning." If and when you invite Paul and Julia Child to dinner, it won't be boring. "My husband and I are nice guests to have," she said, "because we always are ravenously hungry." Julia Child 1 S6RN6TT Girls Frown on Long Skirts, Poll Shows Dear Santa, Whatever You're Stuffing Stockings With This Year, You'll Find at Low Prices at More of the New it CHRISTMAS HOURS: Effective Wednesday, Nov. 26 OPEN Every Nighr till 9 p.m. (Except Saturday) OPEN Sunday—I p.m. to 5 p.m. SERNETT FAMILY CENTER Full Adult Size SNOW SHOVEL As Christmas comes each year, so does snow. Be prepared with one of these heavy steel shovels. Distributed by NEA "My legs are gorgeous, so why should I cover them up?" said the shapely Madison. Wis., coed, explaining why she preferred the mini-skirt, fashion designers or no fashion designers. The Wisconsin coed was one of 438 young women aged 14 to 25 polled on their preferences in skirt length by the National Gilbert Youth Poll and she was also part of the 82.2 per cent who said they would rather wear the mini-skirt than a midi or maxi. Whatever olse they need liberating from, America's young ladies have escaped from fashion slavery if we can believe the 96.3 per cent of the respondents who said they wear what they want and not what designers tell them to. "I only wear fashions I like, and I don't like the midi," a New York high school senior explained. Only 6.8 per cent said the midi was their favorite skirt length, and only 8.2 per cent chose the maxi. The midi was rated the least popular length by 75.3 per cent, the maxi by 16 per cent. A clue to the female reasoning behind the preferences came from a 24-year-old Chicago girl who said, "You know, for a hostess outfit I could tolerate the midi, but not where men are seeing me every day at work. They have to look at something." The mini proved most popular among young women in the West and Northeast and among those younger than 17. The mini was the favorite length of 89.4 per cent of the northeastern respondents and 89.1 per cent of those from the West, while 90.5 per cent of the younger-than-17 set said they would rather wear the mini than any other length. The midi got its support in the South, where 15.6 per cent of the respondents rated it as their favorite. The maxi scored best in the north-central states, where 12.5 per cent rated it first. 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