Happy Birthday Julia

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Julia Child almost single-handedly introduced America to the art of French cooking, and taught a generation of women to cook in her PBS series, The French Chef. She would have been 94 today. In her honor, Lisa Morgan of Champaign Taste has kicked off an Annual Julia Child Birthday Celebration, encouraging food bloggers to cook a recipe from one of Julia's several cookbooks. Lisa kicks off the event with a Julia menu to drool over:

Cream of Zucchini Soup
Sautéed Chicken
French Green Beans
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Crêpes Suzette

Participating in the event, Amy of Cooking with Amy has whipped up some crepes and recalls how delightful it was to watch Julia on TV. " She wasn't pretty, she wasn't graceful and she wasn't phony. She was the real deal." Julia's show makes the Food Network seem like tinsel in comparison.

Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice makes Cantuccini Italian cookies, just ready to dunk into a hot latte.

There are many more partaking in this happy Julia day. To see them all, check Lisa's post which she is updating as the day goes on.

Happy Birthday, Julia! We miss you.

Contributing Editor Elise Bauer is still struggling to master Julia's method of making a French omelette. She blogs at Simply Recipes and Learning Movable Type.

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