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Julia Child On David Letterman

Julia Child on David Letterman

Julia Child cracks me up. Pair her with David Letterman, and you have a recipe for Saturday afternoon frivolity. At least, that’s what I hope this is!

My favorite part of the video below? David Letterman asks Julia Child, “What do you get from eating uncooked meat?” And Julia Child, responds matter-of-factly, “You get healthy!” She ends up making a poor-man’s version of Steak Tartare. Seeing the clip reminded me that I plan on posting my own recipe for Southwestern Steak Tartare later this week.

Anyhow, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that you find the clip below of Julia Child on David Letterman as entertaining as I did!


Special thinks to @DrEades for tweeting this today! Too funny.

(photo by rakka)

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14 Responses to Julia Child On David Letterman
  1. FrugalNutrition
    September 18, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    From Food Renegade What do you get from eating uncooked meat? “You get healthy!” according to The Julia Child…. http://fb.me/zRgrrPG5

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. TerraSano
    September 18, 2010 | 3:01 pm

    Julia Child On David Letterman…
    Could well be the funniest 6 minutes of your day
    http://bit.ly/9dFg0J

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  3. Maegan
    September 18, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    David: Have you ever cooked anything awful?
    Julia: Sure I have
    David: What do you with it?
    Julia: I give it to my husband

    That was the funniest line EVER! Loved it!

    • KristenM
      September 18, 2010 | 9:48 pm

      Yes. That WAS the funniest exchange in the whole set. XD

  4. Anna D
    September 19, 2010 | 6:30 am

    HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  5. TSimplicity
    September 19, 2010 | 10:00 am

    Hilarious clip from a classic duo… http://fb.me/DOMjRJZD

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  6. bethany
    September 19, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    loved it, thx for the link!!
    .-= bethany´s last blog post …What is the best parenting advice you ever received by Heather =-.

  7. Jennifer Cooper
    September 19, 2010 | 11:08 pm

    Julia Child is a legend. Thanks for sharing.

  8. WordVixen
    September 20, 2010 | 2:15 am

    Yanno, I’ve never been a Julia fan, but I think you’ve just changed that for me. She’s awesome!
    .-= WordVixen´s last blog post …Fantasy Author League =-.

  9. City Share
    September 20, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    Hee, hee. I love Julia Child. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= City Share´s last blog post …Voting and Plans for Week 16 =-.

  10. FoodRenegade
    September 20, 2010 | 2:22 pm

    My weekend laughs? Julia Child on David Letterman. What a hoot! http://bit.ly/9ZODWQ

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  11. ida red
    September 20, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    Watching vintage Julia is my therapy.
    .-= ida red´s last blog post …on the runway =-.

  12. PlanitHealthier
    September 21, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    Sit back and enjoy! Here’s Julia on getting healthy RT @FoodRenegade Julia Child on David Letterman. http://bit.ly/9ZODWQ

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  13. Katya
    September 23, 2010 | 8:59 pm

    Back in the day when Dave was actually worth watching! Hilarious!

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