Friday, November 30, 2012

Finalist in the IACP Legacy of Julia Child Awards

Just received this wonderful news from the International Association of Culinary Professionals: my article on Julia Child in China was one of four finalists in the Legacy of Julia Child Awards. As the IACP writes:

Winners Announced!
The Legacy of Julia Child Awards

In order to commemorate Julia Child’s place in American food culture in this year of her 100th birthday, the IACP created a writing contest. Entrants were to submit essays, with or without recipes, that focused on the ways that Julia Child has impacted their personal and professional lives.

We’re happy to announce the first place winner and 4 finalists, and to share their writing with you.
First place
Liren Baker, “Homework
Finalists (in alphabetical order)
Nicole Aloni, “Oysters and Networking”
Monica Bhide, “A Day in Paris”
Carolyn Phillips, “Julia Child’s Spy Years:
Of Opium, Sharks and an Undying Love for Chinese Food”
Francoise Villeneuve, “Child-hood”

Congratulations to the other writers who gave us such eloquent memories of the woman we all simply know as Julia. And thank you, IACP, for this great honor!

Photo of Julia Child from the remarkable book As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto, Joan Reardon, ed., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.