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Julia Child Once Propositioned Hoss Zaré

Julia and Hoss, some years ago.
Julia and Hoss, some years ago. Photo: Courtesy of Hoss Zare/Scoop

“The first time I met Julia I was at Ecco. I was cooking on the line, and she was so sweet, she bought everyone in the house champagne so I could come out of the kitchen to sit with her for 10 minutes. The orders waited. I was so nervous. She sensed that and she asked me, ‘Are you single?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ She said, ‘I am single too,’ and everyone started laughing.” — Hoss Zaré, in a heartfelt essay for the Scoop that he finished writing the same day last week that he had an apparent heart attack (he’s now calling it a ‘medical emergency,’ and he’s expected to make a full recovery). The thrust of the essay was that he wanted to discuss positive role models and reasons he got into the restaurant business, after feeling like too many people were writing about their restaurant pet peeves. [Scoop]

Julia Child Once Propositioned Hoss Zaré