By Kyle | August 30, 2009
Despite the lefty tone of the new Nora Ephron movie “Julie & Julia,” Julia Child was a bit of conservative when it comes to eating, arguing that food, in fact, is not your enemy. Radical!
“She despised activists who terrified people about the safety of their food,” says someone who knew her. Moreover, she specifically hated — guess who? — Meryl Streep, for her role in stirring up a phony “60 Minutes” controversy over Alar in apples in the 1980s. (Don Hewitt himself later regretted having run the piece.) For this, Streep has denounced Child as a tool of big corporations. The whole story is here.