The simplicity of a sandwich
BY LEAH A. ZELDES
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