Last week at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, where Julia Child’s famous Cambridge, Mass., kitchen now lives, the first-ever Julia Child Award was presented to Jacques Pepin, her longtime friend and cooking partner. At a gala dinner emceed by Alton Brown, Daniel Boulud presided over the menu, which featured dishes from Child’s repertoire of French classics. As the evening progressed, chefs including Boulud, Sara Moulton and Marcus Samuelsson took the stage to share the many ways that Child influenced their lives and careers. Here’s just a snapshot of what they learned from the iconic “French Chef” who brought French cooking, as well as a love of gastronomy, to mainstream America. Read more
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Today the culinary community is honoring and celebrating one of its most beloved icons: Julia Child. Her memorable trill and fearless attitude toward kitchen conquests are legendary; her recipes, classics.
PBS celebrated by remixing some of Julia’s best moments and our good friends at Cooking Channel shared 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Julia Child. (They also have a great collection of her recipes, if you’re looking for a little honorary dinner inspiration.)
You can commemorate Julia Child’s 100th birthday by making one of her signature recipes, like Coq au Vin, French Onion Soup or Roast Chicken — after all, who could forget the chicken episode of her famed show, The French Chef? Julia was also known for her delectable Cheese Soufflé recipe, one that makes our list of favorites along with her Pan-Fried Burger recipe.
What’s your favorite Julia Child recipe? Tell us in comments below!
Food Republic: Congratulations to Ted Allen for winning his second James Beard Award last weekend. The Chopped host talks about his inspiration from competition judges and reveals his favorite food pairings.
Washington Post: Nearing Julia Child’s 100th birthday, we remember how the beloved French Chef revolutionized home cooking, especially for women.
Travel + Leisure: Have a passion for burgers? See if your town made the cut for America’s Best Burger Cities 2012.
Slate: We all know kale is good for you, but how about an all-kale diet?
The Daily Meal: Girl Scout candy bars are real. Flavors include Thin Mint, Caramel and Coconut and Peanut Butter Créme.
Planning to tackle more challenging cooking techniques this year? (Julia would be so proud.) Perhaps you plan to get reacquainted with your old friend, the gym. We’d love to hear your resolutions.
If they DO involve living healthier in ’09, check out our new blog for the latest and tastiest in healthy food, HEALTHY EATS. I’ve just tried the Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce recipe this week. Not only could I knock it out without issue but it sure didn’t taste healthy. YUM!
On the flipside, if you’re struggling today from a little too much champers, Food Network’s got you covered.
Enjoy your day off!
~ Mark, The FN Dish