Celebrate Julia Child! 6 Favorite Eats for Her 100th Birthday

Whether Julia Child was part of your youth (remember sitting in front of PBS, watching her cook in her TV studio kitchen?), or simply a character in your favorite food flick (how much do you love Julie & Julia?!), there’s something about everybody’s favorite French food connoisseur that makes today worth celebrating. 100 years ago today, Miss Julia was born. To honor her birthday, PBS Food has put together an all-things-Julia celebration, including quizzes and a round-up of classic video memories. To get in on the fun, here are 6 of our favorite recipes inspired by Julia Child: meals easy enough for you to make tonight, and desserts so decadent, you may not even need dinner!

 

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  • Easy Lobster Thermidor 1 of 6
    Easy Lobster Thermidor
    A simple version of lobster thermidor, inspired by Julia Child's slightly-more-complicated (and utterly delicious) French lobster tails.
    How to cook easy lobster thermidor
  • Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon 2 of 6
    Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon
    Julia's classic boeuf bourguignon is a favorite stick-to-your-ribs meal for everyone! Rich and hearty, this recipe is the perfect way to warm up at the end of a chilly autumn day.
    Make Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon
    Photo: What Are You Feeding Your Kids These Days
  • Croque Monsieur 3 of 6
    Croque Monsieur
    If you've never learned how to make a proper croque monsieur (think grilled cheese, stepped up a few notches), this simple post will show you how. Julia would be so proud!
    Make a croque monsieur
  • Julia Child’s Cornbread Stuffing 4 of 6
    Julia Child's Cornbread Stuffing
    This beautiful cornbread stuffing is perfect alongside a Thanksgiving turkey but tastes even better served as a side dish to your favorite chicken dinner!
    Make Julia Child's cornbread stuffing
  • Baby Vanilla Plum Cakes 5 of 6
    Baby Vanilla Plum Cakes
    These baby vanilla plum cakes are inspired by Julia's remarkably simple and stunning recipe.
    Make baby vanilla plum cakes
  • Julia Child’s Reine de Saba 6 of 6
    Julia Child's Reine de Saba
    Julia Child's reine de saba might sound complicated, but it's actually the most perfect chocolate and almond cake you'll ever put past your lips.
    Make Julia Child's reine de saba

What’s your favorite Julia Child recipe or memory? Leave a comment! We’d love to hear!

 

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