There’s so much to love about Julia Child; her passion for French cooking, her fun and light-hearted approach, and not to be forgotten, her wondrous laugh! Whether you own one of her cookbooks, learned to flip a crêpe from The French Chef or discovered her after watching Julie & Julia, these delightful dishes are sure to inspire the French chef in all of us.
You can thank Julia for teaching us how easy it is to make thin, light French pancakes.On a classic episode of The French Chef, she demystifies crêpes, showing us how to sauce them, serve them and most importantly, how to flip them!
Tender, buttery dough makes brioche an irresistible French pastry. Homemade brioche is a true a labour of love, but these buns are worth the extra effort.
Duck a l'Orange
One of Julia’s most popular recipes, this impressive main dish is covered in a rich, caramelized citrus sauce, served with bright, fresh orange slices.
French Style Omelette
The eggs are the star in this simple yet elegant omelette that gets a flavourful boost from fresh herbs like basil, dill, thyme or chervil.
From the French Mediterranean city of Nice, this salad is full of colourful ingredients like basil, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, artichokes, olives, eggs and anchovies. This combination of ingredients is fresh, filling and packed with protein, making it a perfect lunch.
Coq Au Vin
This exquisite dish brings all the flavours of the classic French casserole together harmoniously. Ina swaps out one classic ingredient, wine, for brandy to add in notes of vanilla, nuts and caramel. Pair with one of Ina Garten’s classic cocktail recipes for a perfect weekend supper.
Light, fruity and perfect for a summer’s day, the clafouti is a classic dessert from Julia’s Art of French Cooking. While cherries are traditional, apricots give this this soft, creamy custard-like cake a refreshing twist.
Confit de Canard (Duck Confit)
Slow yet easy to make, this decadent duck dish is one you’ll cook again and again. To confit, you simply cook meat in its own fat, and in this case, glorious golden duck fat makes for an indulgent dish.
Honey Roasted Chicken Cassoulet
A cassoulet is a slow-cooked French casserole containing meat and white beans. Our variation includes flavours of bacon, shallots, red wine, and rosemary. A hearty and satisfying meal for any night of the week.
Alton's French Onion Soup
In his version of French onion soup, Alton recommends combining sweet onions such as Vidalias with red onion to result in “a unique flavour,” and, like any French onion soup, relies of perfectly caramelized onions, which takes some time but is more than worth the effort.
Pumpkin Creme Brulee Tarts
Classic crème brûlée with the perfect contrast of the smooth, creamy custard and brittle caramelized topping.
Leek Potato Soup
Combine your favourite comfort food with a few ingredients to make a hearty, classic soup you’d love to hibernate with.
Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken
Whole roasted chicken is seasoned liberally with salt and pepper and then stuffed with lucky lemon and lots of garlic.
This traditional French stew melds together the flavours of rich wine and hearty beef broth to form a succulent dish.
A classic, light dessert that’s much easier to make than you might think.
This five-ingredient recipe makes for a creamy, light and fluffy dessert. The most important part of a soufflé is picking the perfect dish that will allow the dessert to puff up in all its moist, chocolate glory.