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Julia Child's 100th birthday next month,

What would be your dinner party menu to celebrate her 100th birthday?

asked by lorigoldsby almost 6 years ago

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susan g
added almost 6 years ago

Back to the books for this one! I know it would have to include the garlic mashed potatoes. We watched the original TV series, my mother got the first Mastering volume, and knocked dinner guests out of their comfort zones with that one, including my new in-laws!

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Stagething
added almost 6 years ago

Although Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon got Mastering the Art of French Cooking published, my go-to mains from her are her fantastic souffles. They are dramatic enough to celebrate a milestone birthday, but deceptively simple through her thorough instructions. And I agree, the menu should definitely finish with the Reine de Saba cake. And as Julia would often say on her early shows, pair it with a dry Reisling or Rose. Cheers, Julia!

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Sam1148
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added almost 6 years ago

French onion soup. Although it's a bit hot for that now and it's really more a main course for me.

How about onion tart. Pissaladière as an appetizer.

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MTMitchell
added almost 6 years ago

My husband gave me a first edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking as a wedding present. Tonight we made the basic moules recipe for my dad and we toasted Julia so I'd call that our nod to her birthday. Not the fanciest or most complicated recipe of Julia's but it made us all happy tonight and I think she'd appreciate that.

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BoulderGalinTokyo
added almost 6 years ago

I think lorigoldsby's question deserves some pondering. While I can see that petitbleu has given a great answer, it is very irritating to see it has been Voted Best Answer before many of us have even seen the question. Only posted 16 hours ago.

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ChefJune
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added almost 6 years ago

We'll be celebrating the weekend beforehand, probably with roast chicken. Boeuf Bourguignon would actually be my choice, but not mid-August!

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ChefJune
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added almost 6 years ago

Oh, and scallops with brandade de Morue. Julia LOVED that!

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Pegeen
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added almost 6 years ago

Yes - Brandade de Morue on toasts as one of the appetizers. What a great dish.

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