A wonderful image:

While living in Santa Barbara, the couple were invited to a dinner cooked by celebrity chef Julia Child, who had a home there. "There were six of us, and she did everything," says Ken. "She would come out of the kitchen with this big tray with all the dishes on it."
He also recalls how Child sat under the umbrellas at Costco in Santa Barbara, devouring the discount store's hot dogs. "She was so very unphony," says Caroline. "So many in the food world are phony."

I was in Costco yesterday. No celebrity chefs, just a bunch of angry Washingtonians returning broken gifts. Me, I was pleasant as always.

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