Julia Child was a spy???!!!

@nova1945 (1614)
United States
August 14, 2008 8:48am CST
I was shocked when I read this...and somewhat amused as well. Apparently master chef Julia Child was a spy during the World war II era, acording to the Associated Press. Somehow the image of that particular woman as a spy conjurs up her lurking around a country inn kitchen to gather secret recipes. lol WASHINGTON - Before Julia Child became known to the world as a leading chef, she admitted at least one failing when applying for a job as a spy: impulsiveness. Details about Child's background as a government agent come into the public spotlight Thursday with the National Archives' release of more than 35,000 top-secret personnel files of World War II-era spies. The CIA held this information for decades. You can read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080814/ap_on_go_ot/spies_revealed_19
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I was watching that story on the news today. I was pretty surprised about it. I guess you just can never know who is and who is not a spy. I think it might be fun to be an interntional spy.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I'm not sure it would be fun, I don't think it is the James Bond stuff we like to watch on TV. But having never done that, who knows? You might be right.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I heard about that somewhere once before, I think it was on TV not too long ago. How cool! She is definitely one of the forerunners of the successful cooking shows we have today.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Yesm that's true. if you can stand her voice that long you can learn a lot from her.
• United States
14 Aug 08
I say good for her. What a perfect rouse. I always found her to be silly and even a little goofy. She was the best actress I have ever seen then. She was beloved, popular, and became very famous under her chef counterpart.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
14 Aug 08
True, she was a master of her craft. I just didn't realize she had another craft.
@dani27 (545)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Hmmm, that is interesting. I have never heard that before. I will have to read the full article. Thanks for the info.