To commemorate Julia Child’s 101st birthday on Taste With The Eyes I am updating a few of my favorite JC posts this week. In addition to the re-creation of Julia Child’s First Meal in France posted on Sunday, today we are sneaking into Julia’s kitchen to watch her make the authentic Caesar Salad and Salmon in Papillote in her usual charming and un-fussy manner.
This story is an adaptation from Julia and JacquesCooking At Home By Julia Child and Jacques Pépin, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1999. It’s one of my favorite books, Julia and Jacques are adorable together! The book is unique as it gives the perspective from two legendary chefs, who don’t always agree on technique. “Again and again, they demonstrate that cooking is endlessly fascinating and challenging and, while ultimately personal, it is a joy to be shared.”
So, come with me, let’s have a peek into Julia’s kitchen…
In Memoriam JULIA CHILD
August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004 chef, mentor, heroine, author, television icon, inspiration, nonagenarian, friend
An adaptation from Julia and JacquesCooking At HomeBy Julia Child and Jacques Pépin
“Today we are going to make a delightful dinner, Caesar Salad and Salmon en Papillote.
Of course, cooking en papillote does not have to be fancy –
it’s a fine method for everyday cooking too.”
“I am probably one of the few people around who saw the real Caesar Cardini making his salad.
I was about 9 when my parents took me to Tijuana, just the other side of the border from San Diego.
They were so excited when big jolly Caesar himself came to the table to make the salad, which had already been written up and talked about everywhere. And it was dramatic, I remember most clearly the eggs going in, and how he tossed the leaves so it looked like a wave turning over.”