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The simplicity of a sandwich

On her 90th birthday, Child was interviewed on “Larry King Live.” King asked her what kind of dish she’d like named after her.

She replied that a variety of tomato was already named ‘Julia Child.’ “I just love a fresh ripe — red, ripe tomato. I think there couldn’t be anything better,” she said. “That’s good enough.”

King insisted on knowing how she’d prepare it. Child said: “I’d like it on a nice big piece of white bread slathered with Hellman’s mayonnaise, and then slices of that ripe tomato on top of it. And just eat it with a knife and fork. You can call it the Julia Child tomato sandwich.”

Leah A. Zeldes

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