I love to cook.
While I have had many passions in life that have adapted and changed, cooking was one that I started a little while ago, more for the fact that I needed to find a way to save money in college rather than spend all my money on something that I didn’t need. And over time, I genuinely found a passion for it.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, and many other factors in my life, I found myself falling out of love with the one thing I had really learned to enjoy over the last few years. That was, until I started watching the latest HBO Max original series, Julia.
The show follows the story of Julia Child, the legendary chef and cooking show host from the 1960s who changed the face of the culinary industry, as well as the TV industry. While I had already known about Julia Child before from past portrayals – including one of my favorite Meryl Streep performances in Julie & Julia – this show has really taught me much about Julia Child’s life – and honestly, it’s inspired me to love cooking again. Here are five reasons why.
Julia’s Story Is Inspiring To Watch
Sometimes, I forget that Julia Child became famous in the 1960s originally, and it’s hard for me to imagine a world where creating a cooking show would be unusual. In a world where we live with a literal TV channel that is called The Food Network, with stars like Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay, it’s fascinating to think about a time in the world where Child had to fight to get her own series to show off her cooking.
For me, that’s so inspiring to watch on Julia. Even if it is a dramatized story, it still takes aspects from her life that I truly adore. I love a good underdog story and Julia Child is the perfect example of that. Not only was she trying to push a new concept that many people weren’t fans of and…