Interview with Stephanie Hersh

A recent interview with Stephanie Hersh appeared here.  Stephanie was Julia Child's assistant for sixteen years.  I took a pastry course with her at Santa Barbara City College in 2003; she moved to New Zealand shortly after Julia Child's death the following year.  She is both a trained chef and a food scholar, and a …

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Anatomy vs natural history?

"...Anatomy... differs essentially from natural history. ....natural history dwells upon forms, upon the exterior qualities of bodies, and is restricted, in whatever guise, to skimming their surfaces. Anatomy goes further: it penetrates bodies, divides them, isolates the parts of which they are composed, and seeks to lift the veil hiding the secret of their organization." …

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