Happy Birthday Julia! Contest Winners!

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There were so many wonderful ideas and entries in our little contest for Julia Child's birthday, that we couldn't pick just one. So we chose three! Each of the winners will receive a copy of the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Here are our favorite uses for a pound of French butter:

jendowning's answer, for how it honors Julia: Since Julia was the Queen of cooking; this is a cake recipe from Victorian times: QUEEN CAKE ...

butter bequeathal's answer for its sharing spirit and the way it includes the community: Spread the Wealth. 1. Cut the butter into four equal sticks...

art's answer, for the classic goodness of brioche and puff pastry:
The sexy and luxurious qualities of a pound of the best French butter would best be articulated in one of two recipes...

Thank you so much for all your great ideas, and congratulations to all! Winners, we'll be in touch for mailing addresses and such. Go to the contest thread for full comments.

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