Tagged: ‘Julia Child’

The Slow Cooker: Vegetarian Cassoulet

the essence of culinary simplicity yet subject of much lore and debate
I would be remiss not to include a vegetarian cassoulet since it is so popular a casserole. Cassoulet is said to have originated in the 14th Century in…

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Chez Dining Room: Julia Child

Sometimes the fanciest kitchen/dining room by a famous designer is not the most captivating. This is Julia Child’s Dining Room in Cambridge, Massachusettes.

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Julia’s Potato Leek Soup Adapted for the Slow Cooker


Potato Leek Soup is the workhorse of the French kitchen and has sustained many a soul on a cold night. What is quite remarkable is that you put a potato, a leek, cover with water and it just cooks up…

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Julia Child’s Mustard Marinade for Lamb


One of the best marinades for lamb ever concocted. You won’t need another one–ever. From Julia Child’s most wonderful tome, The Way to Cook, which is the go-to gift for any cookbook lover you need a gift for. Julia considered this…

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And You Too Can Become Julia Child

If you circulate in the food world, from chef to culinary student to gourmand diner, you would know the name of Julia Child. Her speaking voice is unique and immediately able to be recognized no matter where you would hear it. Now with writer/director Nora Ephron’s movie of Julie and Julia, there is tons of buzz on not only Julia Child as a persona celebrite, but the advent of her celebrity with the story of how she wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking during the 1950s in France. A zillion more people, including those who would never brandish a whisk, will know about her too.

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Julia Child’s Lamb Navarin for the Slow Cooker

Braised young lamb is the basis for this very classic French ragoût with spring vegetables, known as a la printaniere, made in the slow cooker.

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Hallie Harron

Hallie Harron is a professional chef and restaurant consultant. She is the author of Cheese Hors d’Oeuvres, the coauthor of Tomatoes & Mozzarella, and has contributed to several other cookbooks and written numerous magazine articles. She spends half of each year leading food and wine tours to Paris and Provence, and lives the other half in Encinitas, California.

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