What is it about Julia Child?

Why do we adore Julia so? Is it the voice? That cat screeching, nails-on-a-blackboard, room-clearing voice? Or the mop of hair that will never, ever sit just right? The unabashed enthusiasm for cooking? The good old American stoicism? Her staunch belief in the value of good food and her unerring fascination with how best to prepare it?

Whatever the answer is for you, for me she is a delight: Amusing, endearing, opinionated, enthusiastic, funny, gruff, elegant, clumsy, and above all, utterly charming.