The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will present a historical reenactment with Louise Willard on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Louise is a member of the American Association of University Women. She brings notable women in history to life.
Julia Carolyn Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) revolutionized American cuisine through her French cooking school, award-winning cookbooks, and world-renowned television programs by presenting an approachable version of sophisticated French cooking to her eager audience for four decades.
Most importantly, she encouraged everyday “home chefs” to practice cooking as art, not to dread it as a chore.
Child had a fascinating life and was much more than a renowned chef. In WWII she joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) She was a top secret researcher working directly for the head of OSS. Julia also worked as an assistant to developers of a shark repellent needed to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats. When Child was asked to solve the problem of too many OSS underwater explosives being set off by curious sharks, “Child’s solution was to experiment with cooking various concoctions as a shark repellent,” which were sprinkled in the water near the explosives and repelled sharks. Still in use today, the experimental shark repellent “marked Child’s first foray into the world of cooking…”
In 1944 she was posted to Sri Lanka, where she worked on a great volume of highly classified communications for the OSS’s clandestine stations in Asia. She was later posted to China, where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.
The mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is to promote quality of life for seniors.
SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Call 661-259-9444 for more information.
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