Earlier today, Grub Street offered a look into the culinary world of author (and famed entertainer) Joan Didion. "Joan Didion's Crème Caramel Recipe Is As Charming As She Is," touts the headline. Does that mean that her crème caramel is notably hostile? Because Joan Didion—and I mean this in the most adoring and complimentary way possible—is a well-known stone cold bitch.

Thanks to her recent Céline ad, it's easy to cutesfy Didion, but the fact remains that there's nothing cute about her (sub in the word "glorious" and you're slightly closer to hitting the mark). She says things like "Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself." She—despite our tendency to condescend to older women (which, for the record, I don't think Grub Street is doing that egregiously here)—is bold and tart and sharp.

For example, here's how excited she was about the very Céline ad that recently brought her so much attention (via The Muse):

The NYT reporter, who I imagine was near tears with excitement at the prospect of getting to chat with Didion over the phone (reader, I would have stress-vomited), attempted to ask what sparked the collaboration: "They got in touch with me," Ms. Didion said, as crisp as one of Phoebe Philo's cotton tunics."

Anyway, can't wait to try her crisp and pointy crème caramel. And I bet her borscht is salty (and delicious) as hell.

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