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Today, August 15, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.

Julia Child is the reason we have the Food Network today. She showed us how to cook. She showed us how to cook with butter and cream and to make vegetables friendly. Julia had absolutely no attitude. She even showed up how that if we accidently dropped an ingredient or some food on the floor, it was OK to pick it up and keep using it. Maybe that’s where the 10 second rule came from?

Today Arizona Public Media is celebrating her life and the radio segment is funny and touching. Julia wasn’t only a wonderful cook & teacher but she was also a spy. Her life is so much better than most fiction.

So for the remainder of August, check your Arizona Public Media station to celebrate her life, her cooking and her television program here:

In Tucson, some restaurants will be preparing Julia-style dishes. Check out:

Doug Levy – Feast
Rotating French dishes from Aug. 15 through the end of the month

Chris Singleton- Augustin Brasserie
Chris Singleton from Agustin will be serving Filet of Sol with Crab Newberg for dinner only, starting on Aug. 15 through the end of the month.

Renee Kreager – Renees Organic Oven
Chef/Owner Renee Kreager Jukies 12” Supremes De Volaille Aux Champignons Pizza ~ Goat cheese and shallot spread topped with a mushroom cream sauce and moist chicken breasts on our very own organic dough. Paired with a Pouilly Fumé wine on Aug. 15. Reservations: 886-0484

Albert Hall – Acacia
Albert Hall will prepare Julia’s recipe for chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. He actually met her at her home in Montecito.

Pastiche Modern Eatery
Julia Child Inspired Dish on Wed. August 15t
Reservations: 325-3333


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