Julia Child passed away. She was 91 years of age. I used to love watching Julia Child as a kid on PBS and then later as an adult on the Food Network which reran her shows as well as PBS again.
She is basically responsible for introducing French food to the American public. Before that, our food was pretty Ameri-centric centering around hot dogs, hamburgers, meat loaf and steak. She also sneered at the health food movement because she believed that people shouldn't eat fake food (referring to low-fat or engineered food). The Yahoo obit quotes her as saying that red meat and gin would be her ultimate meal.
She was enjoyable to watch. She loved what she did and took great pride in sharing it with others.
She will be missed.