Julia Child would have been 100 years old today. I interviewed her in 2001 while she was on book tour for the 40th anniversary edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. After our long tête-à-tête, I decided to attend her alma mater, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris — and became obsessed with finding her a cow udder.
Why cow udder? I asked her what foods she had yet to eat and she said udder; she'd always wanted to try it. She said, in her very practical Julia way, that it seemed like something one should try.