On August 15, what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday, we celebrate a woman who did so much to change the culinary landscape of America. She did more than just introduce French cooking to Americans, she showed that cooking was fun. Her many television appearances and TV series show just that -- a woman who isn't afraid to be herself and show the world what she loves to do.
Julia's openness and occasional awkwardness made countless people fall in love with her. Many of us think of her frequent flubs, though she never actually dropped a chicken. Julia did make some errors in the kitchen, but instead of being embarrassed she showed us how to fix them and taught us that it's okay to make mistakes. Just watch her appearance on David Letterman, below, where she was supposed to demo a burger, but instead made something entirely different. And let's not forget one of the most popular moments in television history -- where Dan Akroyd impersonates Julia and perfectly captures her eccentricities and voice cadences.