Julia Child, who would have been 102 years old today, taught me how to cook. No, not in person (don't I wish?), but Julia's first television series, The French Chef, taught me one important lesson I've never forgotten: it's okay to have fun in the kitchen! You can be a serious cook without taking the food, or yourself, too seriously. Julia always had fun, whether instructing -- as in this episode about the Chicken Sisters -- or discovering, or learning, or walking us through some of the most complicated recipes. Thanks to the internet, all of the original episodes of The French Chef are available online or on DVD now, and though the French-inspired recipes might not seem entirely modern, Julia's example remains the one I want to follow. Happy birthday, Julia.