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August 28, 2009 9:51 PM   Subscribe

How to Make (Primordial) Soup. Narrated for the Air & Space Museum 30+ years ago, in her own kitchen, by the one, the only, Julia Child. Bon appetit. (JC previously.) [10-minute SLYT]
posted by LeLiLo (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Yay Julia! I loved seeing her using that 12 inch chef's knife as a pointer.

Now let's see Carl Sagan whip up a french onion soup.
posted by longsleeves at 10:17 PM on August 28, 2009 [2 favorites]

there's another science video featuring Julia Child floating around out there somewhere...i saw it back in college chemistry...very funny stuff...she arranges a plate for her professor friend with chicken and mashed potatoes and green beans..."and now we put it in the oven at 550 degrees for 8 and 1/2 hours" "now look at that color...isn't that lovely"...everything was a delightful golden was about the elements, carbon in particular, and how you can find it everywhere...what a charming lady...i can't wait for the movie...

(although, IIRC, the primordial soup theory is now considered less like than Panspermia...not enough time for the molecules to do their little dance here...)
posted by sexyrobot at 10:29 PM on August 28, 2009

Now that Julia Child's kitchen is in the American History museum, everyone should pay a visit.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:31 PM on August 28, 2009

sexyrobot: it's from /A Ring of Truth/ by Philip Morrison
posted by oonh at 10:54 PM on August 28, 2009

ah yes..."a meal fit for a king!" thanks!
posted by sexyrobot at 2:11 AM on August 29, 2009

posted by nickyskye at 6:02 AM on August 29, 2009

This is sure to overtake that Indian nonsense in favorites.
posted by tellurian at 6:56 AM on August 29, 2009

Adding this soup├žon: Maira Kalman's beautiful take on the primordial soup, her coming to America story, And The Pursuit of Happiness.
posted by nickyskye at 7:43 AM on August 29, 2009

After watching this video, can any of you Darwinists doubt that our universe is the work of an intelligent French chef? One who's tall beyond belief and whose voice commands multitudes?
posted by PlusDistance at 8:36 AM on August 29, 2009 [3 favorites]

Julia Child rocks!
posted by darkstar at 9:06 AM on August 29, 2009

The French Chef had no truck with the creationists, awesome!
posted by jonp72 at 9:47 AM on August 29, 2009

Nowadays, you would have some fancy schmancy Flash or 3D animation with pulsating arrows and such, describing the entire process. Julia just help up a couple of cards and pointed at them.

Now that's totally old school!

See kids, that's how we used to learn in my day - we were so poor, we didn't have a special stick for pointing. We used a knife and we liked it! You darn kids, with your sticks for pointing and sticks for stirring and sticks for walking and sticks for writing - we didn't even have sticks!
posted by bitteroldman at 1:48 PM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

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