Before there was Stewart, Lawson or Oliver, before anyone had heard of Morimoto or Batali, there was Child. No one, not even Julia Child herself, could have predicted the impact and legacy that has been spawned as a result of television's first superstar food maven. In "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child", author Bob Spitz takes us into a her life with care and humanity.
This week we join the many voices celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday in August of this year, with JC100. Starting with Salade Nicoise, from Child's The Way to Cook, a light, fresh garden salad from the south of France.
OH MY GOD, you're in town?! Come on over, I have Boeuf Bourguignon in the oven! Best impromptu dinner party line ever, and something I’ve never said in my life, before last night. There was a time when French food was intimidating, a time when a recipe with ten steps would have seen me turn the page. Now a moment or two with Julia Child and a glass of wine to steady the nerves, I’m a braisin' fool.