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Ile de France Celebrates Julia Child

It's Julia Child's birthday month and we're celebrating the chef, cookbook author and television host.

Beloved for adapting storied flavors and techniques for the home cook, Child's is credited with introducing American audiences to the intricacies of French cuisine. Her cookbook; Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been inspiring foodies since 1961.

Her television show introduced generations of cooks to French culinary pleasures like coq au vin and French onion soup. Child's recipes emphasize high-quality ingredients and attention to detail, both hallmarks of modern foodie culture.

Help us honor the culinary and cultural legend by savoring some true French cuisine classics that feature authentic French cheeses. Start with one of the most popular and well-known – French onion soup.

It's a versatile soup that maximizes the flavor of each ingredient. Making it serves as a nice introduction some of the traditional techniques Child's used. From there, try soufflés, Quiche Lorraine and Croque Monsieur.

These French cuisine classics are simple, fun to make, and oh so flavorful. From there, explore other ingredients and details that make French cooking famous – like cooking with duck fat, featured in this month's gourmet spotlight.

Happy Birthday Julia Child and Bon appétit!

Comments (2)Add Comment
written by Jenee, August 12, 2015
I love Julia! Bon appetit!
written by Sharlynn, August 12, 2015
I loved watching Julia Child She was one of the best.

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