Every Woman Should Have A Blowtorch

Every Woman Should Have A Blowtorch

This is supposed to be a quote from none other than the famous television chef Julia Child. But, she didn’t say it. Or did she?


The quote, which became the title of a Julia Child cookbook was  uttered by Chef Mary Bergin on an episode of Julia Child’s television show on PBS.

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Here is the exchange as it happened. To whom do we attribute the quote? You decide ….

Chef Julia Child: “Oh Mary, I think everyone should have a blow torch in the kitchen.”

Chef Mary Bergin: “No Julia, every WOMAN should have a blow-torch in the kitchen!”

Nevertheless, the quote by Chef Bergin became the official title of Julia’s cookbook. Now you know. Thanks for visiting.

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