Sunday, March 02, 2008

Meryl Streep and Julia Child: Apples and Oranges

Meryl Streep and Julia Child: Apples and Oranges
By Clarice Feldman

Variety reports that Meryl Streep will be playing Julia Child in a Nora Ephron confection. While Ms Streep is an actress of the first rank, the choice of her to play Julia Child is peculiar because they were at opposite sides of the great food divide.

Ms. Child was a person who valued taste in food and taught an adoring public how to make it better. Ms Streep, on the other hand, was a willing tool in the politicization of the way food is grown, serving as a high profile spokeswoman for environmental partisans who falsely suggested to petrified parents that they were killing their children by feeding them Alar-treated apples and apple products, a stunt which cost apple growers a lot of money, and for which she has never apologized let alone offered any recompense.

If you've never visited the website, I urge you to do so. It has the most detailed and readable site for tracking who's supporting what. Here's what they say about the Alar scare:




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julia Child worked as an intelligence officer in the US Army, in The China-Burma Thearte in WW2, I beleieve and was a woman of grace, wit and charm. Streeps an idiot, a very good actress, but still an idiot. Couldn't shine Julias shoes. J'Mac.

2:50 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

I adored Julia Child's cooking shows. They were wonderful, and full of her very special brand of humor!

J'Mac I didn't know anything about her background other than she attended French cooking school. Thanks for that addition to a colorful personality.

11:51 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Childs and her husband were members of the, OSS, British citizens and all. But they served their country, well.
Having a kook like streep play her is an insult. But who else could they pick?
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:14 AM  

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