Julia Child and of all things espionage, I was very pleased to read this article. Apparently, files pertaining to Ms. Child's time with the OSS, an international spy ring established by Franklin Roosevelt during WWII, were made available for the first time ever yesterday.While it has been a long-confirmed fact that Child was a member of this organization (a precursor to the CIA) her employee records, job assignments, and missions have been kept classified until now. So what do you think? Did Julia attend black tie galas in order to sneak into a dictator's study to steal microfilm for the President of the United States? One thing's for sure, as a 6 foot 2 inch former basketball player, she wouldn't have been particularly inconspicuous in such a situation.Due to my love of the late great
While Julia Child is best known for making haute cuisine accessible to everyone, opening these files will let us all know precisely how (like the men and women featured in Ours to Fight For) one woman was able to make a difference in one of history's darkest hours.
We miss you, Chef! Bon Appétit!