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10 Recipes to Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

To honor Julia Child's birthday today, here are 10 recipes by frequent Julia collaborators and some dishes she would have loved.

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Vintage Christmas

How Julia Child Celebrated Christmas

How Julia Child Celebrated Christmas

Julia Child's Christmas celebrations were beloved by everyone – except reclusive writer M.F.K. Fisher. Fisher's great-nephew, Luke Barr, discovers what she missed. Read more >

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Recipes

Julia Child's Roast Chicken

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Chicken Dance spotlights a fantastic Food & Wine chicken recipe every day.

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Meryl Streep as "Julia Child" in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia. Photo by Jonathan Wenk.

 

Today would have been the great Julia Child's 99th birthday. The revolutionary TV host and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking brought French cuisine to American kitchens, along with a perfect roast chicken recipe, which she shared with Food & Wine in 1997. In the article, called "Chicken Divine" (not online), Child recommended "listening to the bird as it cooks and attending to its progress, salting and basting as needed."

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