Recipe Round Up: Cooking with Julia

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In case you haven’t heard, Julia Child’s 100th birthday was this week. No other chef has been quoted, impersonated, and looked up to like Julia Child. She’s most famous for bringing French cuisine to American homes through her television show and her premier cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. While these recipes aren’t straight from her cookbook, they would definitely have her blessing. Bon appetit!

Alexia Detweiler is a freelance writer in Lancaster, Pa. When she’s not in the kitchen cooking, you can find her sweatin’ it up in hot yoga, or beating the crap out of a heavy bag at the boxing gym, depending on her mood.

**SKC Picks**

Gratins are an easy dish for potlucks and dinner parties. Just layer the potatoes in a baking dish and cover with creamy, garlic-y cheese sauce and bake. Maybe a little heavy for summer, but prepare yourself for those upcoming chilly nights.

You can’t call yourself a chef until you’ve mastered the cheese soufflé. It’s the classic French dish: light, cheesy, and time consuming. (If you want the cheater version click here.)

Coq au vin literally means “rooster with wine,” but because rooster is tough to eat and to find, the dish is usually made with chicken. Woo your next date with this Julia classic.

Is it breakfast or is it dessert? With this recipe, we’d eat it anytime. Cherries, eggs and kirsch make up this classic French sweet.

“It’s flat and it’s French.” Watch this video of Julia Child making the perfect French omelet. A far cry from the rubbery cheese-filled discs at diners.

Originally posted on Friday, August 17th, 2012

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