Happy Birthday, Julia!

Julia Child would have been 97 today, and if there’s anything ironic about this great lover of French food having a birthday in the middle of August, it’s that when she lived in Paris, finding an open restaurant at which to celebrate the day was so difficult. When August arrives, most Parisians go on vacation for the month, restaurateurs included, and close their establishments for the duration. Well, no need to worry today; Bistro 185 will be open tonight and celebrating Julia’s birthday with Bouillabaisse de Poulet — Chicken Poached in White Wine, Provençal Vegetables and Herbs, from Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2. We’ll tell you a little more about it later today in a “Behind the Dish” post.

Make plans now if you haven’t already to mark the day with us!


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