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By Ezra Klein  |  July 30, 2009; 6:08 PM ET
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He's a Soprano.

Posted by: generic_ | July 30, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Ezra, I just don't think Julia Child is your type.

Julia Child (1999):

"When I was a child, we were encouraged to eat a lot. Dieting really got big in the '60s, when fashion models were very thin. They weren't always, you know! Now, we're eating all this fat-free, fake stuff, and we're getting fat anyway because we're not satisfied. If you asked me years ago what one of my favorite things to eat was, I'd have said a great loin strip steak, but it's really very hard to get a great steak anymore. The marbling used to be marvelous. Now, there's no fat. People are afraid of sugars too. We're drinking more diet sodas than ever, and they're making our sweet tooth harder to satisfy, because they're overly sweet.

"Now, there's no fat." A classic line -- but it gets better...,,20128433,00.html

Bates, Karen Grigby. "Slice of History", People Magazine (51, 21): June 07, 1999.

Posted by: leoklein | July 31, 2009 12:24 AM | Report abuse

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