She was a great teacher and a dear friend. I was fortunate to be part of the Boston Chapter of AIWF (American Institute of Wine and Food) started by Julia and Robert Mondavi. We had several meetings in her house in Cambridge, before her kitchen became a part of History Americana. Her motto was "Everything in Moderation", but she sure loved butter, heavy cream, wine and Cognac in cooking! She was hilariously funny. She showed up for the taping of "Cooking in Concert" in a taxi, walking up to the designated theater at Boston University with an armload of cookbooks. As Jacques was stuffing his turkey, she insisted that a bit of the stuffing be cooked, "to see if there’s enough salt and enough Cognac". When she couldn’t get the stage stove to light, she leaned into the audience and asked, "Does anybody know how to light this damned thing??"
That was Julia. Cheers, Julia! and forever Bon Appetit!