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Hey Girl, be like Wonder Woman or Julia Child!

Article: Hey Girl, be like Wonder Woman or Julia Child!

Girls, are you ready to change the world? No, really. You can — and you’ll hardly be alone. Just take a look at the Hey Girl, What Have You Done Lately? Tumblr for inspiration. There’s Wonder Woman, that Amazonian warrior princess who always gets the bad guys — and can hold her own in the über-male world of superheroes. (Not to mention Lynda Carter, the strong and beautiful actress who played her.) And let’s not forget Julia Child, who singlehandedly elevated the level of American cuisine while inventing the concept of celebrity-chef TV star.

Pedro's dinner with Julia

Article: Pedro's dinner with Julia

Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero shares with The New York Times’ food blog, Bitten his experience photographing Julia Child’s kitchen for the readers of House and Garden in the fall of 1962. After capturing a kitchen which was “was impeccable, despite a profusion of pots and pans worthy of a department store,” Guerrero recounts his initial…

Julia Child, the original gear head

Article: Julia Child, the original gear head

In 2001 Julia Child donated her kitchen to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and not only is the entire kitchen (walls and windows and all) on display, but so are a bevy of gadgets. Child was a confessed gadget freak, and it’s evident in the array of standard kitchen fare: mixers, ricers, blenders, processors, mallets, cleavers, saws and of course her beloved “fright knife.”

Trailer: Meryl Streep as Julia Child

Article: Trailer: Meryl Streep as Julia Child

Via the excellent cooking site Simply Recipes, here’s the trailer for JULIE AND JULIA, Nora Ephron’s upcoming film based on Julie Powell’s book by the same name. Subtitled “My Year of Cooking Dangerously” and inspired by a blog she maintained during the project, the book was Powell’s memoir of reinventing her life by cooking every…