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!
Easy Lobster Thermidor 1 of 6A 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
Croque Monsieur 3 of 6If 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 6This 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 6These 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 6Julia 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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