25 Classic Julia Child Recipes to Try at Home

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Family Style Food

Julia Child famously said, “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” Yep, simple, straightforward words we can get behind. So grab your lacy apron and a baguette and prepare to go back in time to the 1950s French countryside.

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Recipe Tin Eats


Leek and Potato Soup

Just call this Potage Parmentier (with your best French accent).

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The Little Ferraro Kitchen


Beef Bourguignon

Sure, it simmers for three hours. But it also makes at least six servings. Leftovers for days.

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The Food Dictator


Lobster Bisque

Ooh, aren’t you fancy?

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Edible San Luis Obispo


Roast Chicken

Presenting the most foolproof way to cook a whole bird.

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Family Style Food



Garlic, saffron, olive oil, tomatoes and shrimp. Need we say more?

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Persimmon & Peach



Aka how to completely floor your dinner guests.

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Noshing with the Nolands


Salade Niçoise

Bring on the toppings.

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Kelly Neil


Cherry Clafoutis

Creamy, light, airy and the perfect way to end dinner.

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Taste with the Eyes


Sole Meunière

Fun fact: Julia ate this dish on her first day in France.

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Foodie Baker


Basic Crêpes

Julia served hers with orange butter (but if you smear yours with Nutella, we won’t tell).

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Go Bold with Butter


Pommes Anna

One of the best mash-ups ever: butter and potatoes.

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Hunter Angler Gardener Cook


Duck a l’Orange

This is “last meal” good.

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Recipe Tin Eats


Potato Dauphinoise

Creamy on the inside and crisp on top, just the way we like it.

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Katherine Martinelli


Haricots Verts

Sometimes the French do eat veggies—with plenty of butter, of course.

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La Belle Cuisine


La Tarte Tatin

This legendary apple tart is pretty as can be.

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The Little Ferraro Kitchen


Mussels Mariniere

After you scrub the seafood, the entire dish takes ten minutes.

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The Delicious Life



Two words: Cheese. Puffs. (Light, airy, heavenly cheese puffs.)

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Mon Petit Four


Reine de Saba

This is the only chocolate cake we’ll ever eat from now on.

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A Thought for Food


Scrambled Eggs

Smooth, rich and perfect for spreading on toast.

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The Richmond Avenue


Eggplant Pizza

Psst: a Julia Child recipe that’s low-carb!

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Cafe Delites


Supremes de Volaille Aux Champignons

Aka creamy chicken and mushrooms.

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Delicious House


Champignons Farcis

These Gruyère-stuffed mushrooms are totally old-school, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious.

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Wives with Knives


Quiche Lorraine

Surprise! Julia’s version doesn’t contain cheese.

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Coq au Vin

Grab a bottle of red wine, Julia-style.

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Baked by Rachel


Chocolate Mousse

A perfect end to a perfect meal.

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Heath Goldman

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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