A much beloved figure in our culinary history, Julia Child ignited many a home cook's Francophilia, so much so that her name is practically synonymous with French cuisine in America. Many classic dishes were introduced to the masses by Child, who is virtually unparalleled in her influence. From Caesar salad to sole meunière, we’ve rounded up our favorite Julia Child recipes.
At nine years old, the closest I’d come to cooking was upending a box of Cap’n Crunch into a bowl. One Sunday, I found myself glued to The French Chef; Julia Child was making Caesar salad. It seemed like the best thing I could possibly eat. I asked my dad for permission to make it. As luck would have it, we had the ingredients. With my chicken-scratched notes, I assembled it. By God, it was good: the tang of the Parmesan and lemon, the sweet flash of the Worcestershire, the mellow egg, all draped upon an interplay of romaine and crouton crunches. It’s been 40 years since, and I could eat it every day; Caesar salad is that perfect. &mdashJames Oseland Get the recipe for Caesar Salad »