Monday, August 18, 2008

Top chef secret

So, Julia Child was a spy. Or was she?

One thing's for sure: She was a one-of-a-kind TV presence.

Pretty busy the next few weeks. Expect posts to be even more half-assed than usual.


TootsNYC said...

I thought we already knew this about her. Or, maybe it was we knew it about her husband.

I read a roman a clef written by Julia's executive chef for TV, in which her Julia Child-inspired character is blackmailed by someone who claims to have proof that the character's late husband tried to buy nuclear materials; it ends up being that he *did* try to buy the nukes--as an undercover agent.

Jim Donahue said...

That's where it gets a little murky. I think it was known--or at least rumored--that she worked for the OSS, but more as an administrator. It may be how you define "spy."

TwoBusy said...

I can't believe I just got sucked into 4 1/2 minutes of "The Omelette Show."