Julia Child may already have passed away but her legacy lives on. She was one of the first and probably the most widely viewed celebrity chef, bringing French dishes and cooking to Americans through her TV show. She was also an author of 17 cookbooks. In fact the first cookbook she wrote (co-authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle) is still one of the best references for anyone who wishes to learn french cooking today.
Julia Child and 8 other women are being inducted into the very prestigious National Women’s Hall of Fame. This organization acknowledges and acclaims the women who make valuable contribution to society, especially those who contributions foster women’s rights and freedoms. The induction will be held on October 7, 2007.
Other inductees include Engineer Dr. Eleanor K. Baum, Suffragist Martha Coffin Wright, Philanthropist Swanee Hunt, Medical doctor and best selling author Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, environmentalist Winona La Duke, astronomer Dr Judith L. Pipher, Catherine Filene Shouse founder of the first national park as well as being the first woman to recieve a Harvard University masters degree, and last but not least Henrietta Szold, educator and founder of the Women’s Zionist Movement of America.