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National Coq Au Vin Day: Julia Child’s Recipe

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Food, Food and Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, Julia Child, Julia Child Cookbooks, Julia Child Quotes, Julia Child Recipes, Mastering French Cooking, National Coq Au Vin Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Coq Au Vin Day: Julia Child’s Recipe

Quote of the Day: “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” Julia Child, My Life In France. Today we celebrate National Coq Au Vin Day. To talk about this food holiday leads us to discuss the background and influence of this dish – Julia Child Although the dish Coq Au Vin can be traced to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar, the recipe was not documented until the early 20th century; it is accepted that it existed as a rustic dish long before that. A somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, appeared in an 1864 cookbook. Wikipedia Julia Child featured Coq Au Vin in her breakthrough 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She frequently prepared it on the PBS Cooking Show The French...

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The Greatest Chefs: Jacques Pepin

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Famous Chefs, Food, Food Blog, Howard Johnson, James Beard, Julia Child, La Potagerie, Lucien Diat, Pierre Franey, Plaza Athénée, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Greatest Chefs: Jacques Pepin

Quote for Today: “You can’t escape the taste of the food you had as a child. In times of stress, what do you dream about? Your mother’s clam chowder. It’s security, comfort. It brings you home.”  Jacques Pepin   One of the greatest chef’s the world has ever seen, Jacques Pepin, was born on this day in 1935.  As a child his parents were restauranteur’s so he was introduced to commercial kitchens and life behind the stove at an early age.  During World War II, Jacques and his brother were sent to rural areas to live during Germany’s occupation of France.  This lonely time introduced Jacques to fresh vegetables, meats, dairy products and a wide array of fruit right from the source.     After the war, the boys returned home and the family continued in the restaurant business....

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The Legendary Julia Child

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Food History, French Cooking, Julia Child, Julia Child's Bearnaise Sauce, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Louisetta Berthalle, Martha Stewart, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Legendary Julia Child

Quote for Today: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child On this day in 1912, America’s Grande Dame of cooking, Julia Child was born (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004). The popular television chef and author was born Julia McWilliams in Pasadena, California to John McWilliams Jr. a Princeton graduate and investor in California real estate and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn Weston, a paper company heiress whose father served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1930 she enrolled at Smith College in Massachusetts with the intention of becoming a writer. At the onset of World War II, Julia moved to Washington, D.C. where she volunteered as a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services, a newly formed government intelligence agency. Here she was...

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Julia Child – 6′ 2″ Queen of the Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Coq au Vin food recipe, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, France, Julia Child, Louisetta Berthalle, Quotes, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on Julia Child – 6′ 2″ Queen of the Kitchen

Quote for Today: Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hour’s work in two minutes’ enjoyment, but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet.  Julia Child Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s Grande Dame of cooking, Julia Child.  The popular television chef and author was born Julia McWilliams in Pasadena, California to John McWilliams Jr. a Princeton graduate and investor in California  real estate and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn Weston, a paper company heiress whose father served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1930 she enrolled at Smith College in Massachusetts with the intention of becoming a writer.  At the onset of World War II, Julia moved to Washington, D.C. where she volunteered as a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services, a newly formed government intelligence agency.  Here she was given...

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